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User Info The Bad Joke That Trump Is Turning Out To Be; entered at 2017-04-15 11:15:31
Tickerguy
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Registered: 2007-06-26
Oh there's no structuring in this case - it's blatant. You have to raise $X to get on committee Y, and if you don't, you don't get the assignment.

The law in this case is extremely broad; any influence in the performance of an official act (and the assignment of committees and seats thereupon certainly is an official act) is a violation if anything of value is exchanged for it irrespective of who the thing of value goes to. That the people making the assignments don't get the funds doesn't matter.
2017-04-15 11:15:31