2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-420 - "Clandestine organization" defined

18.2-420. "Clandestine organization" defined.

"Clandestine organization" means: any organization (1) which conceals, orattempts to conceal, its name, activities or membership, or the names,activities or membership of any chapter, branch, unit or affiliate thereof,by the use of cover-names, codes, or any deceptive practice or other means,or (2) whose members shall be required, urged, or instructed, or shall adoptany practice, to conceal their membership or affiliation and that of othersin or with such organization, or (3) whose members shall take any oath orpledge, or shall administer any such oath or pledge to those associated withthem, to maintain in secrecy any matter or knowledge committed to them by theorganization or by any member thereof, or (4) which shall transact businessor advance any purpose at any secret meeting or meetings which are guarded orsecured against intrusion by persons not associated with it, and (5) whosepurpose, policy or activity includes the unlawful use of violence, threats,or intimidation in accomplishing any of its objectives.

(Code 1950, 18.1-380.1; 1968, c. 792; 1975, cc. 14, 15.)

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