18 U.S.C. § 210 : US Code - Section 210: Offer to procure appointive public office

      Whoever pays or offers or promises any money or thing of value,
    to any person, firm, or corporation in consideration of the use or
    promise to use any influence to procure any appointive office or
    place under the United States for any person, shall be fined under
    this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.