2001 Federal Sentencing Guideline Manual


§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) 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. 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).