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Bribery of a Public Official in Michigan

Corruption of Individuals in Positions of Trust

In Michigan, the bribing of a public official, or the bribing of certain people in a position of trust is a felony.  If you need representation in a bribery or corruption matter, the attorneys at The Kronzek Firm PLC can help.

About Corruption Charges in Michigan

A person who attempts to corrupt or corrupts the following:

  • A juror;
  • Appraiser;
  • Trustee;
  • Receiver;
  • Administrator;
  • Commissioner;
  • Executor;
  • Auditor;
  • Arbitrator; or
  • Referee

by offering, giving, or promising any gratuity or gift with the intent to influence that targeted individual’s decision regarding any pending court matter, inquest, or the decision for which the individual was chosen or appointed may be charged with a felony with a maximum penalty of 4 years in prison, a fine up to $5,000.00, or both.

If this violation occurs in a criminal case where the maximum penalty for the defendant is (a) 10 years in prison, or (b) for life in prison or any term of years, then the person faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine up to $20,000.00, or both.

Penalties for Accepting Bribes

Any person summoned as a juror who corruptly receives anything to give his or her verdict, or corruptly receives a gratuity or gift from a party to any cause, suit, or proceeding to sway his or her decision in a trial verdict may be charged with a felony.

Any individual appointed or chosen as a trustee, appraiser, receiver, administrator, commissioner, executor, referee, auditor, or arbitrator who corruptly receives anything to give his or her award, verdict, or report, or who corruptly receives any gift or gratuity from a party to any suit, proceeding, or cause—or for the hearing or determination for which such individual has been chosen or appointed may be charged with a felony as well.

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Our trial team works tirelessly to help our clients avoid prison, severe fines, and loss of reputation. Our lawyers have about 100 years of combined experience. We also have obtained many outstanding case outcomes over the years for clients all over the state. The Kronzek Firm PLC offers a free consultation at (866) 7-NoJail for those needing to hire an attorney.  Our attorneys are available by appointment and 24/7 for emergency situations.

 

 

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