paying $$$ for clients/new business, ok?

Schweser, Vol I Exam #2 PM session, question #8: Chambers registered rep, CFA, establishes office where local law allows brokers to pay prospective clients as introduction to gain their personal business. Chambers also pays local accountants significant sums for referring wealthy clients to him as well, and he discloses this to clients. A. No, Chambers has not violated Code & Standards B. Yes, Chambers is violating U.S. law, which puts him in violation of Standard ID, misconduct C: Yes, Chambers has violated Standard VI ©, referral fees I chose, B correct answer is A. This almost seems like a bribe and fairly illegitimate way to gain business, credibility. thoughts? thanks, john