(1) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives, offers or promises anything of value to any public official or person who has been selected to be a public official, or offers or promises any public official or any person who has been selected to be a public official to give anything of value to any other person or entity, with intent—
(A) to influence any official act; or
(B) to influence such public official or person who has been selected to be a public official to commit or aid in committing, or collude in, or allow, any fraud, or make opportunity for the commission of any fraud, on the United States;
I would say that the debt forgiveness in Louisiana and the Medicaid buy off in Nebraska is something of value.
The question is now who would pursue such a charge? The extent of my knowledge of the legal system is sometimes you can get out of a ticket by going to traffic survival school on the weekends.