18 U.S.C. § 876 : US Code - Section 876: Mailing threatening communications

Search 18 U.S.C. § 876 : US Code - Section 876: Mailing threatening communications

      (a) Whoever knowingly deposits in any post office or authorized
    depository for mail matter, to be sent or delivered by the Postal
    Service or knowingly causes to be delivered by the Postal Service
    according to the direction thereon, any communication, with or
    without a name or designating mark subscribed thereto, addressed to
    any other person, and containing any demand or request for ransom
    or reward for the release of any kidnapped person, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
      (b) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person any money or
    other thing of value, so deposits, or causes to be delivered, as
    aforesaid, any communication containing any threat to kidnap any
    person or any threat to injure the person of the addressee or of
    another, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more
    than twenty years, or both.
      (c) Whoever knowingly so deposits or causes to be delivered as
    aforesaid, any communication with or without a name or designating
    mark subscribed thereto, addressed to any other person and
    containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure
    the person of the addressee or of another, shall be fined under
    this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. If such
    a communication is addressed to a United States judge, a Federal
    law enforcement officer, or an official who is covered by section
    1114, the individual shall be fined under this title, imprisoned
    not more than 10 years, or both.
      (d) Whoever, with intent to extort from any person any money or
    other thing of value, knowingly so deposits or causes to be
    delivered, as aforesaid, any communication, with or without a name
    or designating mark subscribed thereto, addressed to any other
    person and containing any threat to injure the property or
    reputation of the addressee or of another, or the reputation of a
    deceased person, or any threat to accuse the addressee or any other
    person of a crime, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned
    not more than two years, or both. If such a communication is
    addressed to a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement
    officer, or an official who is covered by section 1114, the
    individual shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more
    than 10 years, or both.