The Eleventh Circuit's opinion on the breadth of the federal bribery statute, 18 U.S.C. 666, dealt a blow to limiting the reach of the statute. Section 666 prohibits bribery of any agent of any state or local agency that receives more than $10,000 annually in federal funds. The defendant argued he worked for such an agency but had no authority over the federal monies that brought the agency within the statute's purview. The court rejected that claim and concluded the statute can be violated even when the defendant-agent had no authority to act "specifically with respect to the entity's funds."