In a recent case, a former Assistant Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division pled guilty to making prohibited post-employment contacts with government officials after he was hired as a consultant for a company under investigation by the FBI. In United States v. Kenneth Kaiser, No. 13-CR-10264, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Mr. Kaiser pled guilty to one count of 18 U.S.C. §207(c), which prohibits certain post-employment contact with government officials by senior personnel of the executive branch and independent agencies for one year. The offense can be resolved either with a criminal or civil sanction, and if a criminal sanction is pursued, the offense is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine.