Subsection (a)(2) of 18 U.S.C. § 215 prohibits any officer, director, employee, agent, or attorney of a financial institution intending to be influenced or rewarded in connection with any business or transaction of such institution, from corruptly soliciting or demanding for the benefit of any person, or corruptly accepting or agreeing to accept, anything of value from any person. The thing of value can be for the benefit of the official or of any other persons or entity (other than the financial institution). Subsection (c) of 18 U.S.C. § 215 states that the salaries, fees or expenses paid or reimbursed, in the usual course of business, are not within the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 215(a) or (b).
[cited in JM 9-40.000]