TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 11 - BRIBERY, GRAFT, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Sec. 211. Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public
Whoever solicits or receives, either as a political contribution,
or for personal emolument, any money or thing of value, in
consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in
obtaining for any person any appointive office or place under the
United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than one year, or both.
Whoever solicits or receives any thing of value in consideration
of aiding a person to obtain employment under the United States
either by referring his name to an executive department or agency
of the United States or by requiring the payment of a fee because
such person has secured such employment shall be fined under this
title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. This section
shall not apply to such services rendered by an employment agency
pursuant to the written request of an executive department or
agency of the United States.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 694, Sec. 211, formerly Sec. 215;
Sept. 13, 1951, ch. 380, 65 Stat. 320; renumbered Sec. 211, Pub. L.
87-849, Sec. 1(b), Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1125; Pub. L. 103-322,
title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(H), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Secs. 150 and 151 (Dec. 11,
1926, ch. 3, Secs. 2, 3, 44 Stat. 918).
Same changes of style and substance were made in this section as
in section 214 of this title.
A prior section 211, act June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 693,
related to an offer of a gratuity to a revenue officer, prior to
the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 87-849 and is
substantially covered in revised section 201.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $1,000" in two places.
1951 - Act Sept. 13, 1951, inserted second paragraph.
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