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Applicability of 18 U.S.C. § 208 to the Federal Communications Commission’s Representative on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Development Fund

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Because the Telecommunications Development Fund is a non-profit entity that is owned, funded, and controlled by the federal government, it is not an “organization” within the meaning of 18 U S.C. § 208. Therefore, the restrictions in § 208 do not apply to the service of the Federal Communications Commission’s General Counsel on the Board of Directors of the Fund.

Updated July 9, 2014