2008 FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES MANUAL
CHAPTER EIGHT - PART C - FINES
1. DETERMINING THE FINE - CRIMINAL PURPOSE ORGANIZATIONS
§8C1.1. Determining the Fine - Criminal Purpose Organizations
If, upon consideration of the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of the organization, the court determines that the organization operated primarily for a criminal purpose or primarily by criminal means, the fine shall be set at an amount (subject to the statutory maximum) sufficient to divest the organization of all its net assets. When this section applies, Subpart 2 (Determining the Fine - Other Organizations) and §8C3.4 (Fines Paid by Owners of Closely Held Organizations) do not apply.
Historical Note: Effective November 1, 1991 (see Appendix C, amendment 422).
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