Whoever, being a Member of or Delegate to Congress, or a Resident Commissioner, either
before or after he has qualified, directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other
person in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, undertakes,
executes, holds, or enjoys, in whole or in part, any contract or agreement, made or
entered into in behalf of the United States or any agency thereof, by any officer
or person authorized to make contracts on its behalf, shall be fined under this title.
All contracts or agreements made in violation of this section shall be void; and
whenever any sum of money is advanced by the United States or any agency thereof,
in consideration of any such contract or agreement, it shall forthwith be repaid;
and in case of failure or refusal to repay the same when demanded by the proper officer
of the department or agency under whose authority such contract or agreement shall
have been made or entered into, suit shall at once be brought against the person so
failing or refusing and his sureties for the recovery of the money so advanced.
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