18 U.S.C. § 2339A - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 2339A. Providing material support to terrorists

(a) Offense. --Whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, a violation of section 32 , 37 , 81 , 175 , 229 , 351 , 831 , 842(m) or (n) , 844(f) or (i) , 930(c) , 956 , 1091 , 1114 , 1116 , 1203 , 1361 , 1362 , 1363 , 1366 , 1751 , 1992 , 2155 , 2156 , 2280 , 2281 , 2332 , 2332a , 2332b , 2332f , 2340A , or 2442 of this title, section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 ( 42 U.S.C. 2284 ), section 46502 or 60123(b) of title 49 , or any offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) (except for sections 2339A and 2339B ) or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment of an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life.  A violation of this section may be prosecuted in any Federal judicial district in which the underlying offense was committed, or in any other Federal judicial district as provided by law.

(b) Definitions. --As used in this section--

(1)  the term “material support or resources” means any property, tangible or intangible, or service, including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel (1 or more individuals who may be or include oneself), and transportation, except medicine or religious materials;

(2)  the term “training” means instruction or teaching designed to impart a specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge;  and

(3)  the term “expert advice or assistance” means advice or assistance derived from scientific, technical or other specialized knowledge.


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