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Originally posted by sardion2000
Well if the guy is guilty then by all means lock him up for life. Or in the case of the USA would it be lethal injection?
Originally posted by CmptrN3rd5
Too bad he didnt get to sell them
Originally posted by FredT
No treason does not get the death penalty.
Originally posted by FredT
No treason does not get the death penalty. Life in Club Med Leavenworth yes. Aldrich Ames IMHO should get the death penalty.
18 U.S.C. § 2381
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.
Another source says
Non-homicide crimes which may result in a federal death sentence:
Espionage (18 U.S.C. 794)
Treason. (18 U.S.C. 2381)
Fenderal laws that permit the death penalty
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
I believe all forms of treason are punishable by death, even firing squad, durning time of war. During peace time there is a more 'relaxed' attitude. That's my understanding of it anyway.
Am I wrong?
794. Gathering or delivering defense information to aid foreign government
(a) Whoever, with intent or reason to believe that it is to be used to the injury of the United States or to the advantage of a foreign nation, communicates, delivers, or transmits, or attempts to communicate, deliver, or transmit, to any foreign government, or to any faction or party or military or naval force within a foreign country, whether recognized or unrecognized by the United States, or to any representative, officer, agent, employee, subject, or citizen thereof, either directly or indirectly, any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, note, instrument, appliance, or information relating to the national defense, shall be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years or for life, except that the sentence of death shall not be imposed unless the jury or, if there is no jury, the court, further finds that the offense resulted in the identification by a foreign power (as defined in section 101(a) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978) of an individual acting as an agent of the United States and consequently in the death of that individual, or directly concerned nuclear weaponry, military spacecraft or satellites, early warning systems, or other means of defense or retaliation against large-scale attack; war plans; communications intelligence or cryptographic information; or any other major weapons system or major element of defense strategy.