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Criminal Resource Manual 14 Conspiracy Within The U.S. To Murder, Kidnap, Or Maim Persons Or To Damage Certain Property Overseas (18 U.S.C. 956)

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Conspiracy Within the United States to Murder, Kidnap, or Maim Persons or to Damage Certain Property Overseas (18 U.S.C. § 956)

On April 24, 1996, 18 U.S.C. § 956 was expanded to cover conspiracies within the United States to kill, kidnap, or maim persons overseas. See Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-132, § 704, 110 Stat. 1214, 1294. Section 956 was also expanded to cover additional types of property overseas likely to be attacked by terrorists. Section 956 requires that one overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy be committed within the United States.
Updated February 19, 2015