Excerpt from Attorney Ralph Behr’s Book. Can a Police Lie to Me? What is Bribery?

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50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined

BRIBERY

To corruptly give, offer, or promise to any public servant any pecuniary or other benefit with the intent to influence the performance of any act within the discretion or power of the public servant.

The state must prove:

  1. The defendant directly or indirectly gave or offered something of value to a public official.
  2. The defendant did so knowingly and corruptly, with the intent to influence an official act.