Scranton Bribery Lawyer
Definition of Bribery
When a person offers or accepts something of value in exchange for influence
on a government official or public employee they can be charged with bribery.
Bribes can take many different forms, and may involve payments of money
in exchange for special treatment. Both the person offering the bribe
and the person accepting the bribe can face criminal charges if the illegal
activity is detected.
At Rogan Law, we represent individuals who are facing bribery charges,
regardless of whether or not they have been accused of accepting a bribe
or offering a bribe. No matter what the circumstances of your bribery
charges are, you should speak with an attorney at our firm so work can
begin on your case. There are several different types of bribery that
a person can be charged with, and a lawyer from our firm can help you
no matter what kind of bribery charges you might be facing:
Bribery of a public official (offering or accepting): Any individual that acts on behalf of the United
States is considered a public official. This includes judges, witnesses,
congressmen, and jury members. Bribery of a public official is the most
serious type of bribery and a conviction for this offense could mean up
to 15 years in prison.
Bribery of a foreign official: It is unlawful for American businesses to offer money, gifts, or services
to foreign government officials in exchange for gaining business contacts.
Bank Bribery: This involves bribing a bank employee or any other type of person holding
a position of power in a bank.
Bribery in sporting events: Referees, judges, and other sports officials can face fines and up to
five years in jail if convicted of bribery.