2005 Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Chapter 2 - PART M - OFFENSES INVOLVING NATIONAL DEFENSE AND WEAPONS OF
§2M3.2. Gathering National
(a) Base Offense Level:
(1) 35, if top secret information
was gathered; or
(2) 30, otherwise.
Statutory Provisions: 18
U.S.C. §§ 793(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (g), 1030(a)(1). For additional
statutory provision(s), see Appendix
A (Statutory Index).
1. See Commentary to §2M3.1.
2. If the defendant is convicted under 18 U.S.C. § 793(d)
§2M3.3 may apply. See Commentary
Background: The statutes
covered in this section proscribe diverse forms of obtaining and transmitting
national defense information with intent or reason to believe the information
would injure the United States or be used to the advantage of a foreign government.
Historical Note: Effective
November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 2003 (see Appendix
C, amendment 654).