18 U.S.C. § 1504 : US Code - Section 1504: Influencing juror by writing

      Whoever attempts to influence the action or decision of any grand
    or petit juror of any court of the United States upon any issue or
    matter pending before such juror, or before the jury of which he is
    a member, or pertaining to his duties, by writing or sending to him
    any written communication, in relation to such issue or matter,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six
    months, or both.
      Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the
    communication of a request to appear before the grand jury.