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"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

HR 874: Abuse of Public Office Penalties

Official Title

Provides an additional penalty for public officials who abuse their office in furtherance of a felony.


Any public official who commits a felony gets an automatic additional 2 years in prison.

Legislation Details

cardoza (D - CA)


02/07/2007: Referred to House Judiciary Committee