Bribery offenses in Italy include the following:

  • Passive bribery for the improper performance of a public function (Article 318 of the Criminal Code);
  • Passive bribery for an act contrary to public duties (Article 319 of the Criminal Code);
  • Passive bribery in judicial proceedings (Article 319-ter of the Criminal Code);
  • Unlawful inducement to give or promise anything of value (Article 319-quater of the Criminal Code);
  • Bribery of a person in charge of a public service (Article 320 of the Criminal Code);
  • Active bribery (Article 321 of the Criminal Code);
  • Instigation to bribery (Article 322 of the Criminal Code);
  • Bribery of foreign public officials (Article 322-bis of the Criminal Code);
  • Private-to-private corruption (Article 2635 of the Civil Code); and
  • Influence peddling (Article 346-bis of the Criminal Code).
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