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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 211                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 11 - BRIBERY, GRAFT, AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

HEAD

    Sec. 211. Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public
      office

STATUTE

      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.

SOURCE

    (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.
                             PRIOR PROVISIONS
      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.
                                AMENDMENTS
      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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