18 U.S.C. § 1652 : US Code - Section 1652: Citizens as pirates
Search 18 U.S.C. § 1652 : US Code - Section 1652: Citizens as pirates
Whoever, being a citizen of the United States, commits any murder or robbery, or any act of hostility against the United States, or against any citizen thereof, on the high seas, under color of any commission from any foreign prince, or state, or on pretense of authority from any person, is a pirate, and shall be imprisoned for life.