2001 Federal Sentencing Guideline Manual


§2M3.4. Losing National Defense Information

(a) Base Offense Level:

(1) 18, if top secret information was lost; or

(2) 13, otherwise.

Commentary

Statutory Provision: 18 U.S.C. § 793(f).

Application Note:

1. See Commentary to §2M3.1.

Background: Offenses prosecuted under this statute generally do not involve subversive conduct on behalf of a foreign power, but rather the loss of classified information by the gross negligence of an employee of the federal government or a federal contractor.

Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1987.