Official Corruption

Criminal prosecutions of public employees for misconduct in, or misuse of, office, including attempts by private citizens to bribe or otherwise corrupt public employees are classified by federal prosecutors into the following more specific types:

Federal Corruption - procurement. Corruption of any federal employee relating to the procurement of goods and services (may involve violations of 18 U.S.C. 201, 203, 371, 872, 1001, 1962 and other statutes).

Federal corruption - program. Corruption of any federal employee relating to federal programs, including grants, loans, subsidies, employment and other benefit programs (may involve violations of 18 U.S.C. 201, 286, 287, 371, 641, 648, 1001, 1962, as well as program-specific statutes).

Federal corruption - law enforcement. Corruption of any employee relating to law enforcement, including investigators, prosecutors, judges, court officials, prison officials (may involve violations of 18 U.S.C. 201, 872, 1001, 1503, 1505, 1510, 1621, 1962 and others).

Federal corruption - other. Corruption of any federal employee not covered by program categories 011, 012, or 013, including embezzlement by a "low level" federal employee, such as a postal clerk, but only if charged with a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1641, 1709, or 1711.

State corruption. Corruption of any state government employee (may involve violations of 18 U.S.C. 1511, 1951, 1962 and others). (All such cases involving governors, legislators, department or agency heads, court officials, law enforcement officials a t policymaking or managerial levels, or their staffs are National Priorities (N)).

Local corruption. Corruption of any local government employee particularly those involving mayors, city council members or equivalents, city managers or equivalents, department or agency heads, court officials, law enforcement officials at policymaking or managerial levels, or their staffs. May involve the same statutes listed under the state corruption category.

Other Public Corruption. Other public corruption cases not falling in the above categories.