46.4701 Bribery of a public servant.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.4701]

(a) A person commits the crime of bribery of a public servant if he knowingly offers, confers, or agrees to confer upon any public servant any benefit, direct or indirect, in return for:

(1) the recipient's official vote, opinion, recommendation, judgment, decision, action, or exercise of discretion as a public servant; or

(2) the recipient's violation of a known legal duty as a public servant.

(b) It is no defense that the recipient was not qualified to act in the desired way because he had not yet assumed office, or lacked jurisdiction, or for any other reason.

(c) Bribery of a public servant is a class D felony.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 576.010, 15 ASC 241, 15 ASC 841.