National Stolen Property ActVenue
Venue for offenses under 18 U.S.C. § 2314 are governed by the
provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3237. In other words, the defendant may be
prosecuted in any district where the interstate transportation was begun,
continued, or completed. The essence of the offense under the second
of 18 U.S.C. § 2314 is the interstate transportation of the victim and
venue would exist in any district that the victim began, continued, or
his interstate journey, see United States v. Coppola, 486 F.2d
(10th Cir. 1973). However, since the statute also prohibits acts of
venue probably also exists where such acts were made or had their effect.
(Compare with venue under the obstruction of justice statute, see the this
Manual at 1738.|
Venue for an offense under 18 U.S.C. § 2315 would normally be
one of the enumerated acts was performed. But see United States
Melia, 741 F.2d 70 (4th Cir. 1984).
[cited in USAM 9-61.200]