CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT


PART C - OFFENSES INVOLVING PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAWS


§2C1.3.     Conflict of Interest; Payment or Receipt of Unauthorized Compensation

(a)       Base Offense Level:  6

(b)      Specific Offense Characteristic

(1)       If the offense involved actual or planned harm to the government, increase by 4 levels.

(c)       Cross Reference

(1)       If the offense involved a bribe or gratuity, apply §2C1.1 (Offering, Giving, Soliciting, or Receiving a Bribe; Extortion Under Color of Official Right; Fraud Involving the Deprivation of the Intangible Right to Honest Services of Public Officials; Conspiracy to Defraud by Interference with Governmental Functions) or §2C1.2 (Offering, Giving, Soliciting, or Receiving a Gratuity), as appropriate, if the resulting offense level is greater than the offense level determined above.


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).