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Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism, and Homeland SecurityIntroducedSeptember 29th, 2010
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Honest Services Restoration Act
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit public officials from engaging in undisclosed self-dealing.
Honest Services Restoration Act - Amends the federal criminal code to include as a fraud offense a scheme or artifice by a public official to engage in undisclosed self-dealing. Defines "undisclosed self-dealing" to mean: (1) performing an official act to benefit or further a financial interest of such public official, a spouse or minor child, a general business partner, a business or organization in which the public official is serving as an employee, officer, director, trustee, or general partner, or an individual, business, or organization with whom the public official is negotiating for, or has any arrangement concerning, prospective employment or financial compensation; and (2) knowingly falsifying, concealing, covering up, or failing to disclose material information regarding a financial interest as required by law.