Severance Agreement Between a Prospective Federal Appointee and His Law Firm

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Severance arrangements between a prospective appointee to federal office and his law firm do not result in an unlawful supplementation of his federal salary in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 209, notwithstanding the fact that they deviate in certain respects from the terms of the law firm’s partnership agreement.

Updated July 9, 2014