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What Is A Federal Offense?

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,


What is a federal offense?

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Dear What Is A Federal Offense?,


In the United States a Federal Crime or Federal Offense is a crime that is either made illegal by U.S. federal legislation or a crime that occurs on U.S. federal property. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is the government organization that has been granted the power to investigate federal offenses.


Some examples of federal crimes are:


  • Accounting Fraud
  • Anti-trust Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Child Pornography
  • Computer Crimes
  • Computer Hacking
  • Controlled Substance Violations
  • Conspiracy
  • Corporate Crimes
  • Counterfeiting
  • Customs Violations
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Possession/Sales
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Espionage
  • Export/Import Crimes
  • Gun Law Violations
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Immigration Law Violations
  • Internet Fraud
  • Kidnapping
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Multi-Level Marketing
  • RICO Crimes
  • Securities Fraud
  • Social Security Fraud
  • Tax Crimes
  • Terrorism
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire fraud


To view a detailed version of the U.S. criminal code, you can visit the following link:

Signed: TeenHealthFX