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2174. Jury Instruction -- Specified Unlawful Activity -- 18 U.S.C. 1956(c)(7)

The term specified unlawful activity means any one of a large variety of offenses defined by statute. I instruct you as a matter of law that [describe the specified unlawful activity] falls within the definition. To assist you in determining whether someone [committed] [attempted to commit] (describe the specified unlawful activity), you are advised that the elements of (name offense) are: (set out essential elements).[FN1]

  1. FN1. Eighth Circuit Manual of Model Criminal Jury Instructions (1996).
Updated January 17, 2020