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925. 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 May 26, 2015