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CRM 1500-1999

1609. Conspiracy To Kill Or Kidnap -- 18 U.S.C. 351(d)

Section 351(d) of Title 18, United States Code, tracks the general conspiracy statute (18 U.S.C. § 371) except that it is limited to the two objects of killing or kidnapping a Member of Congress or other specified person. Section 351(d) does not preclude prosecution under the general conspiracy statute, but merely provides an increased penalty where the object of the conspiracy is to kill or kidnap a person specified in § 351. See United States v. Bazzell, 187 F.2d 878, 885 (7th Cir.), cert. denied, 342 U.S. 849 (1951).

[cited in JM 9-65.700]