(1) A person is guilty of unlawful compensation for assistance in public matters when: (a) While a public servant, he solicits, accepts or agrees to accept compensation
for advice or other assistance in preparing a bill, contract, claim or other

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 521.040

  • Public servant: means : (a) Any public officer or employee of the state or of any political subdivision thereof or of any governmental instrumentality within the state. See Kentucky Statutes 521.010

transaction or proposal as to which he knows that he is likely to have an official discretion to exercise; or
(b) He offers, pays or agrees to pay compensation to a public servant for advice or other assistance in preparing or promoting a bill, contract, claim or other transaction with knowledge that acceptance by the public servant is unlawful.
(2) Unlawful compensation for assistance in public matters is a Class A misdemeanor.
Effective: January 1, 1975
History: Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 185, effective January 1, 1975.