Treason
US Code, Title 18, Ch. 115, Sec. 2381


TITLE 18--CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

PART I--CRIMES

CHAPTER 115--TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES


Sec. 2381. Treason

    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against
them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the
United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death,
or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this
title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any
office under the United States.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII,
Sec. 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)


                      Historical and Revision Notes

    Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Secs. 1, 2 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
321, Secs. 1, 2, 35 Stat. 1088).
    Section consolidates sections 1 and 2 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed.
    The language referring to collection of the fine was omitted as
obsolete and repugnant to the more humane policy of modern law which
does not impose criminal consequences on the innocent.
    The words ``every person so convicted of treason'' were omitted as
redundant.
    Minor change was made in phraseology.


                               Amendments

    1994--Pub. L. 103-322 inserted ``under this title but'' before ``not
less than $10,000''.