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The DC Code: § 22-712 Prohibited acts; penalty.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

in return for an agreement or understanding that an official act of the public servant will be influenced thereby or that the public servant will violate an official duty, or that the public servant will commit, aid in committing, or will collude in or allow any fraud against the District of Columbia.

A person commits the offense of bribery if that person:
Corruptly offers, gives, or agrees to give anything of value, directly or indirectly, to a public servant; or
Corruptly solicits, demands, accepts, or agrees to accept anything of value, directly or indirectly, as a public servant;
Nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting concurrence in official action in the course of legitimate compromise between public servants.
Any person convicted of bribery shall be fined not more than $25,000 or 3 times the monetary equivalent of the thing of value, whichever is greater, or imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-712. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-164, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 22-701. DC CODE § 22-712 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 1, 1982, D.C. Law 4-164, § 302, 29 DCR 3976.)