2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 2 - PART E - OFFENSES INVOLVING CRIMINAL ENTERPRISES AND RACKETEERING
§2E1.3. Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering Activity
(a) Base Offense Level (Apply the greater):
(1) 12; or
(2) the offense level applicable to the underlying crime or racketeering
Statutory Provision: 18 U.S.C. § 1959
(formerly 18 U.S.C. §
1. If the underlying conduct violates state law, the offense level corresponding
to the most analogous federal offense is to be used.
2. If the offense level for the underlying conduct is less than the alternative
minimum base offense level specified (i.e.,
12), the alternative minimum base offense level is to be used.
Background: The conduct covered
under this section ranges from threats to murder. The maximum term of imprisonment
authorized by statute ranges from three years to life imprisonment.
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1989 (see Appendix
C, amendment 143).