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NCJ Number: 120579 Find in a Library
Title: Travel Act (From White-Collar Crime: Fifth Survey of Law, P 1043-1067, 1989, Andrew J. Gildea, ed. -- See NCJ-120557)
Journal: American Criminal Law Review  Volume:26  Issue:3  Dated:(Winter 1989)  Pages:1043-1067
Author(s): J G Flood
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 25
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses how provisions of the Travel Act, P.L. 87-228, 75 Stat. 498 (1961), as amended, are used to prosecute unlawful organized crime activities such as extortion, bribery, arson, gambling, illegal sale of narcotics, and money laundering.
Abstract: The Travel Act defines unlawful activities and forbids travel or the use of interstate or foreign commerce facilities for carrying out these unlawful activities. Since it was passed in 1961, the Travel Act has been amended three times. The amendments and the rationale behind them is discussed in detail. Case law interpreting the intent and scope of the statute is discussed, and the three major elements of a Travel Act prosecution are identified. Defenses to an alleged Travel Act violation are discussed, and procedural issues regarding indictments, venue, and choice of law are analyzed. 241 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Organized crime investigation
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Illegal gaming/gambling; International cooperation; Interstate agreements; Laws and Statutes; Money laundering; Travel Act
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