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Federal Criminal Conflict of Interest Laws
All Federal employees must comply with a variety of criminal conflict of interest laws. These laws include:
  • Compensation in matters affecting the Government  (18 USC § 203) –A Federal employee cannot accept compensation for acting as an agent or attorney before the Government on behalf of another person or organization, and cannot make such an offer of compensation.
  • Claims and other matters affecting the Government  (18 USC § 205) –A Federal employee cannot act as an agent or attorney before the Government on behalf of another person or organization.
  • Personal Financial Interests  (18 USC § 208)  – A Federal employee cannot work on official matters that will affect the financial interest of the employee, the employee’s spouse and minor children, general partners of the employee, and any outside organization the employee serves as an officer, director, trustee, general partner or employee.
  • Supplementation of Salary  (18 USC § 209)  – A  Federal employee cannote receive any salary, or contribution to or supplementation of salary from any source other than the government for performing his or her official government duties.