(a) A person commits the crime of commercial bribery:
(1) if he solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit as consideration for knowingly violating or agreeing to violate a duty of fidelity to which he is subject as:
(A) agent or employee of another;
(B) trustee, guardian or other fiduciary;
(C) lawyer, physician, accountant, appraiser, or other professional adviser;
(D) officer, director, partner, manager, or other participant in the direction of the affairs of an incorporated or unincorporated association; or
(E) arbitrator or other purportedly disinterested adjudicator or referee;
(2) if as a person who holds himself out to the public as being engaged in the business of making disinterested selection, appraisal or criticism of commodities or services, he solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit to influence his selection, appraisal, or criticism; or
(3) if he confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit the acceptance of which would be criminal under paragraphs (a) (1) and (2).
(b) Commercial bribery is a class A misdemeanor.History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.
Research Guide: MCC 570.150, 15 ASC 241, 15 ASC 642.