Form IndictmentInterference with Commerce by
Extortion Consisting of Threats, Violence or Fear (18 U.S.C.
THE GRAND JURY CHARGES:|
- That at all times material to this Indictment (victim whose
property was to be obtained) was engaged in (describe commercial
activities) , in [interstate][foreign] commerce and an industry which
affects [interstate][foreign] commerce.
- That on (date) in the ____________ District of ______________
defendant _________________ did unlawfully obstruct, delay and affect, and
attempt to obstruct, delay and affect, commerce as that term is defined in
18, United States Code, Section 1951, and the movement of articles and
commodities in such commerce, by extortion, as that term is defined in Title
United States Code, Section 1951, in that the defendant ____________ did
and attempt to obtain (tangible or intangible property) the
(victim with connection to commerce) with his/her consent having
induced by the wrongful use of actual and threatened force, violence and
[including fear of economic harm,] in that the defendant did (describe
defendant's wrongful use of force, violence or fear) .
All in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951.
** See United States v. Enmons, 410 U.S. 396 (1973), holding that
violence undertaken by the parties to labor-management relations is
only if they have no legitimate claim under the federal labor laws to the
benefits, and other property which they seek to obtain.
[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 2402; USAM 9-131.010]