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November 1, 2005GUIDELINES MANUAL§2C1.5

Commentary

Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. §§ 203, 205, 207, 208, 209, 1909; 40 U.S.C. § 14309(a), (b). For additional statutory provision(s), see Appendix A (Statutory Index).

Application Note:

1. Abuse of Position of Trust.—Do not apply the adjustment in §3B1.3 (Abuse of Position of Trust or Use of Special Skill).

Historical Note:: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 1995 (see Appendix C, amendment 534); November 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 619); November 1, 2003 (see Appendix C, amendment 661); November 1, 2005 (see Appendix C, amendment 679).

§2C1.4. [Deleted]


Historical Note:: Section 2C1.4 (Payment or Receipt of Unauthorized Compensation), effective November 1, 1987, amended effective November 1, 1998 (see Appendix C, amendment 588), was deleted by consolidation with §2C1.3 effective November 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 619).

§2C1.5. Payments to Obtain Public Office

(a) Base Offense Level: 8


Commentary

Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. §§ 210, 211.

Application Note:

1. Do not apply the adjustment in §3B1.3 (Abuse of Position of Trust or Use of Special Skill).

Background: Under 18 U.S.C. § 210, it is unlawful to pay, offer, or promise anything of value to a person, firm, or corporation in consideration of procuring appointive office. Under 18 U.S.C. § 211, it is unlawful to solicit or accept anything of value in consideration of a promise of the use of influence in obtaining appointive federal office. Both offenses are misdemeanors for which the maximum term of imprisonment authorized by statute is one year.

Historical Note:: Effective November 1, 1987.

§2C1.6. [Deleted]


Historical Note:: Effective November 1, 1987. Amended effective November 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 617); was deleted by consolidation with §2C1.2 effective November 1, 2004 (see Appendix C, amendment 666).

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