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shall aid or assist in the prosecution or support of any such claim, or receive any gratuity, or any share of or interest in any claim from any claimant against the United States, with intent to aid or assist, or in consideration of having aided or assisted, in the prosecution of such claim, shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 109, 35 Stat. 1107.)

EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN SELECTIVE PERSONNEL Act May 5, 1941, ch. 85, 55 Stat. 150, as amended Dec. 26, 1941, ch. 628, 55 Stat. 861, provided : “That nothing in sections 109 and 113 of the Criminal Code (U. S. C., Title 18, secs. 198 and 203) or in section 190 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., Title 5, sec. 99) shall be deemed to apply to any person because of his appointment under authority of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (Title 50 Appendix, § 301 et seq.) or the Selective Service Regulations made in pursuance thereof as a member of a local board, a board of appeal, an advisory board for registrants, as a State director, a Government appeal agent, or as an individual to conduct hearings on appeals of persons claiming exemption from combatant training and service because of conscientious objections as provided in section 5 (g) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 (Title 50 Appendix, § 305 (g)); or because of his appointment as a member of an Alien Enemy Hearing Board to assist the Attorney General in the execution of any proclamations heretofore or hereafter issued by the President under the authority of the Alien Enemy Act of 1798 as amended (U. S. C., Title 50, secs. 21-24)."

8 201. Use of appropriations to pay for personal service to influence Member of Congress to favor or oppose legislation.No part of the money appropriated by any Act shall, in the absence of express authorization by Congress, be used directly or indirectly to pay for any personal service, advertisement, telegram, telephone, letter, printed or written matter, or other device, intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress, to favor or oppose, by vote or otherwise, any legislation or appropriation by Congress, whether before or after the introduction of any bill or resolution proposing such legislation or appropriation; but this shall not prevent officers and emloyees of the United States from communicating to Members of Congress on the request of any Member or to Congress, through the proper official channels, requests for legislation or appropriations which they deem necessary for the efficient conduct of the public business.

Any officer or employee of the United States who, after notice and hearing by the superior officer vested with the power of removing him, is found to have violated or attempted to violate this section, shall be removed by such superior officer from office or employment. Any officer or employee of the United States who violates or attempts to violate this section shall also be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. (July 11, 1919, ch. 6, § 6, 41 Stat. 68.)

$ 202. (Criminal Code, section 112.) Member of Congress taking consideration for procuring contract.—Whoever, being elected or appointed a Member of or Delegate to Congress, or a Resident Commissioner, shall, after his election or appointment and either before or after he has qualified, and during his continuance in office, or being an officer or agent of the United States, shall directly or indirectly take, receive, or agree to receive, from any person, any money, property, or other valuable consideration whatever, for procuring, or aiding to procure, any contract, appointive office, or place, from the United States or from any officer or department thereof, for any person whatever, or for giving any such contract, appointive office, or place to any person whomsoever; or whoever, directly or indirectly, shall offer, or agree to give, or shall give, or bestow, any money, property, or other valuable consideration whatever, for the procuring, or aiding to procure, any such contract, appointive office, or place, shall be fined not more than $10,000 and imprisoned not more than two years; and shall, moreover, be disqualified from holding any office of honor, profit, or trust under the Government of the United States. Any such contract or agreement may, at the option of the President, be declared void. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, $ 112, 35 Stat. 1108.)

DERIVATION R. S. § 1781, which was revised from acts July 16, 1862, ch. 180, 12 Stat. 577; Feb. 25, 1863, ch. 61, 12 Stat. 696 and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

CROSS REFERENCES Application to contracts or agreements, with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, chapter 36 of Title 7, Agriculture, see section 1514 (f) of that title.

$ 203. (Criminal Code, section 113.) Receiving pay by Member of Congress in matters affecting United States; retired officers of armed forces.-Whoever, being elected or appointed a Senator, Member of or Delegate to Congress, or a Resident Commissioner, shall, after his election or appointment and either before or after he has qualified, and during his continuance in office, or being the head of a department, or other officer or clerk in the employ of the United States, shall, directly or indirectly, receive, or agree to receive, any compensation whatever for any services rendered or to be rendered to any person, either by himself or another, in relation to any proceeding, cnortcat, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other matter or thing in which the United States is a party or directly or indirectly interested, before any department, court martial, bureau, officer, or any civil, military, or naval commission whatever, shall be fined not more than $10,000 and imprisoned not more than two years; and shall moreover thereafter be incapable of holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the Government of the United States.

Retired officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard of the United States, while not on active duty, shall not by reason of their status as such be subject to the provisions of this section: Provided, That nothing herein shall be construed to allow any retired officer to represent any person in the sale of anything to the Government through the department in whose service he holds a retired status. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, $ 113, 35 Stat. 1109; Oct. 8, 1940, ch. 762, 54 Stat. 1021.)

DERIVATION R. S. § 1782, which was revised from act June 11, 1864, ch. 119, 13 Stat 123 and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

AMENDMENT
Last paragraph was added by act Oct. 8, 1940, cited to text.

CROSS REFERENCES
Application to contracts or agreements with the Federal Crop Insurance
Corporation under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, chapter 36, of Title 7,
Agriculture, see section 1514 (f) of that title.

§ 204. (Criminal Code, section 114.) Member of Congress interested in public contracts; contracts void. Whoever, being elected or appointed a Member of or Delegate to Congress, or a Resident Commissioner, shall, after his election or appointment and either before or after he has qualified, and during his continuance in office, directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other person in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, undertake, execute, hold, or enjoy, in whole or in part, any contract or agreement, made or entered into in behalf of the United States by any officer or person authorized to make contracts on its behalf, shall be fined not more than $3,000. All contracts or agreements made in violation of this section shall be void; and whenever any sum of money is advanced by the United States, in consideration of any such contract or agreement, it shall forthwith be repaid; and in case of failure or refusal to repay the same when demanded by the proper officer of the department under whose authority such contract or agreement shall have been made or entered into, suit shall at once be brought against the persons so failing or refusing and his sureties for the recovery of the money so advanced. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 114, 35 Stat. 1109.)

DERIVATION R. S. § 3739, which was revised from act Apr. 21, 1808, ch. 48, 2 Stat. 484 and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

CROSS REFERENCES Application to contracts or agreements with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, chapter 36 of Title 7, Agriculture, see section 1514 (f) of that title.

Application to loans or payments made under sections 590h and 5900 of Title 16, Conservation, and the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, chapter 35 of Title 7, Agriculture (except section 1383 (a)) see section 1586 of that title.

Contracts not affected by this section, see section 206 of this title. § 205. (Criminal Code, section 115.) Making official contract with Member of Congress.-Whoever, being an officer of the United States, shall on behalf of the United States, directly or indirectly, make or enter into any contract, bargain, or agreement, in writing or otherwise, with any Member of or Delegate to Congress, or any Resident Commissioner, after his election or appointment as such Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, and either before or after he has qualified, and during his continuance in office, shall be fined no more than $3,000. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 115, 35 Stat. 1109.)

DERIVATION R. S. § 3742, as amended by act Feb. 27, 1877, ch. 69, 19 Stat. 249, which was revised from act Apr. 21, 1808, ch. 48, 2 Stat. 484 and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

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CROSS REFERENCES Application to contracts or agreements with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, chapter 36 of Title 7, Agriculture, see section 1514 (f) of that title.

Application to loans or payments made under sections 590h and 5900 of Title 16, Conservation, and the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, chapter 35 of Title 7, Agriculture (except section 1383 (a)) see s:ction 1586 of that title.

Contracts not affected by this section, see section 206 of this title.

§ 206. (Criminal Code, section 116, as amended.) Contracts not affected. Nothing contained in sections 204 and 205 of this title shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any contract or agreement made or entered into, or accepted, by any incorporated company, where such contract or agreement is made for the general benefit of such incorporation or company; nor to the purchase or sale of bills of exchange or other property by any Member of or Delegate to Congress, or Resident Commissioner, where the same are ready for delivery, and payment therefor is made, at the time of making or entering into the contract or agreement. Nor shall the provisions of such sections apply to any contracts or agreements entered into under the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act,” the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933, the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act," the Farm Credit Act of 1933, and the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, and shall not apply to contracts or agreements of a kind

a which the Secretary of Agriculture may enter into with farmers: Provided, That such exemption shall be made a matter of public record. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 116, 35 Stat. 1109; Jan. 25, 1934, ch. 5, 48 Stat. 337; June 27, 1934, ch. 847, title V, $ 510, 48 Stat. 1264; Aug. 26, 1937, ch. 821, 50 Stat. 838.)

1 See sections 601-608c, 6080-612, 613-619, 620, 623, 624 of Title 7, Agriculture.

: Distribution of Federal Farm Loan Act, see note under section 641 of. Title 12, Banks and Banking.

3 See sections 347, 462b, 636, 637, 723, 771, 781, 810, 821, 823 note, 963a, 992, 993, 1016 1019 of Title 12, Banks and Banking, section 609c of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, and sections 403, 404 of Title 43, Public Lands.

* See sections 347, 355, 723 (f), 772, 781, 897, 992a, 1016 (b), (g), 1020-1020h, 11311 (a) (2), (e), 1138b, 1138d, 1161 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.

6 For distribution of the Farm Credit Act of 1933 in this code, see note under section 639 of Title 12, Banks and Banking. * See sections 1424 (a), 1461-1463, 1464-1468 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.

DERIVATION R. S. § 3740, as amended by act Feb. 27, 1877, ch. 69, 19 Stat. 249, which was revised from act Apr. 21, 1808, ch. 48, 2 Stat. 484 and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

CROSS REFERENCES Application to contracts or agreements with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, chapter 36 of Title 7, Agriculture, see section 1514 (f) of that title.

§ 207. (Criminal Code, section 117.) Official accepting bribe.Whoever, being an officer of the United States, or a person acting for or on behalf of the United States, in any official capacity, under or by virtue of the authority of any department or office of the Government thereof; or whoever, being an officer or person acting for or on behalf of either House of Congress, or of any committee of either House, or of both Houses thereof, shall ask, accept, or receive any money, or any contract, promise, undertaking, obligation, gratuity, or seeurity for the payment of money, or for the delivery or conveyance of anything of value, with intent to have his decision or action on any question, matter, cause, or proceeding which may at any time be pending, or which may by law be brought before him in his official capacity, or in his place of trust or profit, influenced theerby, shall be fined not more than three times the amount of money or value of the thing so asked, accepted, or received, and imprisoned not more than three years; and shall, moreover, forfeit his office or place and thereafter be forever disqualified from holding any office of honor, trust, or profit under the Government of the United States. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, $ 117, 35 Stat. 1109.)

DERIVATION R. S. § 5501, which was revised from acts Feb. 26, 1853, ch. 81, 10 Stat. 171; Mar. 3, 1863, ch. 76, 12 Stat. 740; July 13, 1866, ch. 184, 14 Stat. 168; July 18, 1866, ch. 201, 14 Stat. 186; Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 144, 18 Stat. 479 and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

R. S. § 5502 which was repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

CROSS REFERENCES Application to contracts or agreements with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation under the Federal Crop Insurance Act, chapter 36 of Title 7, Agriculture, see section 1514 (f) of that title.

§ 208. (Criminal Code, section 118.) Political contributions; solicitation. It is unlawful for any Senator or Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, Congress, or any candidate for, or individual elected as, Senator, Representative, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, or any officer or employee of the United States, or any person receiving any salary or compensation for services from money derived form the Treasury of the United States, to directly or indirectly solicit, receive, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting or receiving, any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any political purpose whatever, from any other such officer, employee, or person. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 118, 35 Stat. 1110; Feb. 28, 1925, ch. 368, § 312, 43 Stat. 1073.)

DERIVATION Act Jan. 16, 1883, ch. 27, § 11, 22 Stat. 406, which was repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

$ 209. (Criminal Code, section 119.) Same; not to be received in public offices.—No person shall, in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by any officer or employee of the United States mentioned in section 208 of this title, or in any navy yard, fort, or arsenal, solicit in any manner whatever or receive any contribution of money or other thing of value for any political purpose whatever. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, $ 119, 35 Stat. 1110.)

DERIVATION Act Jan. 16, 1883, ch. 27, § 12, 22 Stat. 407, which was repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.

$ 210. (Criminal Code, section 120.) Same; immunity from official proscription.—No officer or employee of the United

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