§141. Prohibited splitting of profits, fees or commissions; exceptions
A. For the purposes of this Section, "splitting of profits, fees or commissions" means the giving, offering to give, receiving or offering to receive, directly or indirectly, anything of apparent present or prospective value by or to a public officer or public employee or to any fund or fiduciary existing for the benefit of or use by such public officer or employee, when such value is derived from any agreement or contract to which the state or any political subdivision thereof is a party.
B. There shall be no splitting of profits, fees or commissions, past or present, derived from the sale of any commodity, goods, services, insurance, or anything of value to the state or any political subdivision thereof from which a public officer or public employee, representing the state or a political subdivision, as the case may be, in his official capacity, receives or offers to receive a portion of the profits, fees and/or commissions. The contract shall be a public record.
C. Whoever commits the crime of receiving or offering to receive a portion of the profits, fees or commissions as provided by this Section shall upon conviction be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or both.
Added by Acts 1972, No. 760, §1; Acts 2011, No. 343, §1.