Specified Unlawful Activities under the U.S. laundering laws

Specified Unlawful Activities under the U.S. laundering laws
06/01/1999

MLA presents a list of “Specified Unlawful Activities” under the U.S. money laundering laws.


Crime/Statute Aircraft piracy/Title 49, USC Sec. 46502 Alien smuggling/Title 8, USC Secs. 1324*, 1327*, 1328* Arms export/Title 22, USC Sec. 2778(c) Bank fraud/Title 18, USC Sec. 1344* Bank robbery and burglary of government property/Title 18, USC Secs. 2113, 2114 Bank Secrecy Act crimes/Title 31, USC Secs. 5322*, 5324* Bankruptcy fraud/Title 11, USC Sec. 101* and Title 18, USC Sec. 152 Bribery/Title 18, USC Secs. 201*, 215, 224* Congressional or Cabinet officer assassination/Title 18, USC Sec. 351 Conspiracy to kill, kidnap or maim a person or injure certain property in a foreign country/Title 18, USC Sec. 956 Contraband cigarettes, trafficking in/Title 18, USC Secs. 2341*, 2342*, 2343*, 2344*, 2345*, 2346* Copyright infringement/Title 18, USC Sec. 2319** Counterfeit goods, trafficking in/Title 18, USC Sec. 2320* Counterfeiting and forgery/Title 18, USC Secs. 471*, 472*, 473*, 500, 501, 502, 503, 513 Customs crimes/Title 18, USC Secs. 542, 545, 549 Destruction by explosives or fire of government property or property affecting interstate commerce/Title 18, USC Secs. 844(f), 844(i) Destruction of aircraft/Title 18, USC Sec. 32 Embezzlement and theft/Title 18, USC Secs. 641, 656, 657, 658, 659, 664, 666, 669 Emergency Economic Powers Act crimes/Title 50, USC Sec. 1705 Espionage/Title 18, USC Secs. 793, 794, 798 Export crimes/Title 50, USC App. 2410 Extortion and threats/Title 18, USC Sec. 875 Extortionate credit transactions/Title 18, USC Secs. 892*, 893*, 894* Food stamp crimes/Title 7, USC Sec. 2024 Foreign corrupt practices/Title 15, USC Secs. 78m, 78dd-1, 78dd-2, 78ff Foreign law violations: extortion; fraud against a foreign bank; kidnapping; murder or destruction of property by means of explosive or fire; narcotics; robbery/Title 18, USC Sec. 1956(c)(7)(B) Fraud and false statements/Title 18, USC Secs. 1001, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1014, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1032, 1035 Gambling/Title 18, USC Sec. 1084* Health care fraud/Title 18, USC Secs. 287, 371, 1347 Influencing, impeding or retaliating against federal official by threatening or injuring family member/Title 18, USC Sec. 115 Kidnapping/Title 18, USC Secs. 1201, 1203 Labor-management financial transaction fraud, union embezzlement/Title 29, USC Secs. 186*, 501(c)* Mail fraud/Title 18, USC Sec. 1341* Mail, theft from/Title 18, USC Sec. 1708 Malicious mischief/Title 18, USC Secs. 1361, 1363 Murder on a federal facility/Title 18, USC Sec. 1111 Murder of employees of the U.S./Title 18, USC Sec. 1114 Murder of foreign officials, official guests or foreign protected persons/Title 18, USC Sec. 1116 Narcotics offenses/Title 21, Secs. 841, 842, 843, 844, 846, 848, 854, 856, 858, 859, 860, 861, 863, 952, 953, 955, 957, 959, 960, 962, 963 National resource conservation/Title 42, USC Sec. 6901 Nationality and citizenship, unlawful procurement/Title 18, USC Secs. 1425*, 1426*, 1427* Obscenity/Title 18, USC Secs. 1461*, 1462*, 1463*, 1464*, 1465* Obstruction of justice/Title 18, USC Secs. 1503*, 1510*, 1511*, 1512*, 1513*, 1518 Ocean dumping/Title 33, USC Secs. 1401, 1901 Passport and visa crimes/Title 18, USC Secs. 1542*, 1543*, 1544*, 1546* Peonage and slavery/Title 18, USC Secs. 1581*, 1582*, 1583*, 1584*, 1585*, 1586*, 1587*, 1588* Presidential assassination, kidnapping or assault/Title 18, USC Sec. 1751 Prohibited transactions involving nuclear materials/Title 18, USC Sec. 831 Racketeering/Title 18, USC Secs. 1951*, 1952*, 1953*, 1954*, 1955*, 1956***, 1957***, 1958* Securities, fraud in the sale of/(Undefined)**** Sexual activity, transportation for illegal/Title 18, USC Secs. 2421*, 2422*, 2423*, 2424* Sexual exploitation of children/Title 18, USC Secs. 2251*, 2251A*, 2252*, 2260* State felonies: arson, bribery, dealing in obscene matter, extortion, gambling, kidnapping, murder, robbery, narcotics/Title 18, USC Sec. 1961(1)(A)* Stolen property, trafficking in/Title 18, USC Secs. 2312*, 2313*, 2314*, 2315*, 2318*, 2321* Tariff Act/Title 19, USC Sec. 1590 Terrorism/Title 18, USC Secs. 2332, 2332a, 2332b, 2339A Trading With The Enemy Act/Title 50, USC App. 16 Unauthorized sound and video recordings, fixation and trafficking in/Title 18, USC Sec. 2319A* Violence against maritime navigation and fixed platforms/Title 18, USC Secs. 2280, 2281 Violence at international airports/Title 18, USC Sec. 37 Water pollution/Title 33, USC Sec. 1251 and Title 42, USC Sec. 300f Wire fraud/Title 18, USC Sec. 1343

Incorporated from the definition of “racketeering activity” found in Title 18, USC Sec. 1961, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. ** Copyright infringement is an SUA under the money laundering law (Title 18, USC Sec. 1956) and is incorporated from the U.S. RICO law (Title 18, USC Sec. 1961). *** When Congress incorporated the predicate acts of the RICO law, called “racketeering activity,” it did not exclude the U.S. money laundering laws (Title 18, USC Secs. 1956 & 1957). Thus, the anomaly exists that a money laundering violation is a “specified unlawful activity” under the money laundering laws (Title 18, USC Sec. 1961). **** “Fraud in the sale of securities,” which is incorporated from the U.S. RICO law (Title 18, USC Sec. 1961), is not identified by a particular statute in the RICO law.