A public servant who willfully solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept a thing of pecuniary value from non-governmental sources as [compensation for advice or other assistance in preparing or promoting a bill, contract, claim, or other matter which is or which is likely to be subject to the public servant's action] [compensation for the public servant's omitting or delaying official action] [a fee or compensation for services not rendered by the public servant or to which the public servant was not legally entitled] is guilty of Unlawful Compensation for Assistance in Government Matters.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], the Defendant, _______________, a public servant, willfully solicited, accepted, or agreed to accept _______________, a thing of pecuniary value from non-governmental sources,_______________;
2) [As compensation for advice or other assistance in preparing or promoting a bill, contract, claim, or other matter that was or was likely to be subject to the Defendant's official action] [As compensation for omitting or delaying official action] [As a fee or compensation for services not rendered or to which the Defendant was not legally entitled].
DEFINITIONS [Insert relevant definitions. NDCC 12.1-01-04, 12.1-02-02.]