Bribery of Public Officials

18 U.S.C. § 201 prohibits the bribery of public officials.

“Public Officials” means “Member of Congress, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner, either before or after such official has qualified, or an officer or employee or person acting for or on behalf of the United States, or any department, agency or branch of Government thereof, including the District of Columbia, in any official function, under or by authority of any such department, agency, or branch of Government, or a juror” 18 U.S.C. § 201(a)(1).