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Criminal Resource Manual 925 Obstructing Or Impairing Legitimate Government Activity


Obstructing or Impairing Legitimate Government Activity

Under 18 U.S.C. § 371, the fraud or impairment of legitimate government activity may take any of several forms:
    1. Bribery of a government employee, kickbacks to government employees or extortion of money or favors by government employees, misrepresentations of financial capability, alteration or falsification of official records, submission of false documents; and
    2. Obstructing, in any manner, a legitimate governmental function.

    [cited in USAM 9-42.001]

    Updated February 19, 2015