§8A1.1. Applicability of Chapter Eight
This chapter applies to the sentencing of all organizations for felony and Class A misdemeanor offenses.
1. “Organization” means “a person other than an individual.” 18 U.S.C. § 18. The term includes corporations, partnerships, associations, joint-stock companies, unions, trusts, pension funds, unincorporated organizations, governments and political subdivisions thereof, and non-profit organizations.
2. The fine guidelines in §§8C2.2 through 8C2.9 apply only to specified types of offenses. The other provisions of this chapter apply to the sentencing of all organizations for all felony and Class A misdemeanor offenses. For example, the restitution and probation provisions in Parts B and D of this chapter apply to the sentencing of an organization, even if the fine guidelines in §§8C2.2 through 8C2.9 do not apply.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1991 (see Appendix C, amendment 422).