US Attorneys > USAM > Title 9 > USAM Chapter 9-134.000
prev | next | Criminal Resource Manual

9-134.000
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN KICKBACKS—18 U.S.C. § 1954

9-134.010 Introduction
9-134.020 Investigative and Supervisory Jurisdiction

9-134.010

Introduction

This chapter focuses on the investigation and prosecution of conduct prohibited by Title 18 U.S.C. § 1954. Section 1954 prohibits the giving or acceptance, respectively, of things of value paid by any person to four categories of recipients in relation to matters concerning an employee pension or welfare benefit plan subject to title I of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). See 29 U.S.C. § 1001, et seq.

See the Criminal Resource Manual for a discussion of the statute, form indictments, and a list of cases involving § 1954.

Employee Benefit Plan Kickbacks—18 U.S.C. § 1954 Criminal Resource Manual at 2420
Bribery and Graft Affecting Employee Benefit PlansCriminal Resource Manual at 2422
Form Indictment—Solicitation and Receipt of Bribery and Graft Criminal Resource Manual at 2423
Form Indictment—Offer and Gift of Bribery and Graft Payments Criminal Resource Manual at 2424
Form Indictment—Employee Benefit Plan KickbacksCriminal Resource Manual at 2425
Decisions Involving 18 U.S.C. § 1954 Criminal Resource Manual at 2426

9-134.020

Investigative and Supervisory Jurisdiction

For information on investigative jurisdiction, see the Criminal Resource Manual at 2421. The Labor-Management Unit of the Organized Crime and Gang Section, Criminal Division has supervisory jurisdiction over 18 U.S.C. § 1954.

[updated May 2011]