CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT


PART E - OFFENSES INVOLVING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES AND RACKETEERING


1.      RACKETEERING



§2E1.4.     Use of Interstate Commerce Facilities in the Commission of Murder-For-Hire 

(a)      Base Offense Level (Apply the greater):

(1)       32; or

(2)       the offense level applicable to the underlying unlawful conduct.


Commentary

Statutory Provision:  18 U.S.C. § 1958 (formerly 18 U.S.C. § 1952A).

Application Note

1.      If the underlying conduct violates state law, the offense level corresponding to the most analogous federal offense is to be used.

Background:  This guideline and the statute to which it applies do not require that a murder actually have been committed.

Historical Note:  Effective November 1, 1987.  Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix C, amendment 144); November 1, 1990 (see Appendix C, amendment 311); November 1, 1992 (see Appendix C, amendment 449).