18 U.S.C. § 872 : US Code - Section 872: Extortion by officers or employees of the United States

Search 18 U.S.C. § 872 : US Code - Section 872: Extortion by officers or employees of the United States

      Whoever, being an officer, or employee of the United States or
    any department or agency thereof, or representing himself to be or
    assuming to act as such, under color or pretense of office or
    employment commits or attempts an act of extortion, shall be fined
    under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both;
    but if the amount so extorted or demanded does not exceed $1,000,
    he shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one
    year, or both.