Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position, compensation, contract, appointment, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §§ 61b,
61g (Aug. 2, 1939, 11:50 a.m., E.S.T., ch. 410, §§ 3,
8,53 Stat. 1147, 1148).
This section consolidates sections
61g of title
18, U.S.C., 1940 ed.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $10,000”.
1976—Pub. L. 94–453substituted $10,000 for $1,000 maximum allowable fine.
1972—Pub. L. 92–225struck out “work,” after “position,”, inserted “contract, appointment,” after “compensation,” and “or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit,” after “Act of Congress,”, and substituted “in connection with any general or special election to any political office, or in connection with any primary election or political convention or caucus held to select candidates for any political office” for “in any election”.
Effective Date of 1972 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 92–225effective Dec. 31, 1971, or sixty days after date of enactment [Feb. 7, 1972], whichever is later, see section 408 ofPub. L. 92–225, set out as an Effective Date note under section
431 of Title
2, The Congress.
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