18 U.S.C. § 292 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 292. Solicitation of employment and receipt of unapproved fees concerning Federal employees' compensation

Whoever solicits employment for himself or another in respect to a case, claim, or award for compensation under, or to be brought under, subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5;  or

Whoever receives a fee, other consideration, or gratuity on account of legal or other services furnished in respect to a case, claim, or award for compensation under subchapter I of chapter 81 of title 5, unless the fee, consideration, or gratuity is approved by the Secretary of Labor--

Shall, for each offense, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.


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