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Criminal Resource Manual 1574 Kidnapping -- Description Of Offense -- 18 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(5)

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Kidnapping—Description of Offense—18 U.S.C. §  1201(a)(5)

The gist of the offense defined in 18 U.S.C. § 1201(a)(5) is the kidnapping of a Federal official which is done while the Federal officer is engaged in, or on account of, the performance of his/her official duties.

[cited in USAM 9-65.600]

Updated February 19, 2015