A person is guilty of bribing another person under Section 1 of the Bribery Act if:

  1. (s)he directly or indirectly offers, promises, or gives
  2. a financial or other advantage
  3. to another person
  4. improperly intending that advantage to induce the recipient or another person to perform a relevant function or activity, or
  5. improperly intending to reward a person for the improper performance of a function or activity
  6. knowing or believing that the acceptance of the advantage would itself constitute the improper performance of a relevant function or activity.

A corporate entity may only be guilty of a Section 1 offense under certain circumstances.  For more on corporate criminal liability, see here.


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