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Bribery Archives

Defending yourself from bribery allegations

Bribery is a type of corruption, and it can be exercised in business, governmental or political sectors. In many situations, it can be charged as a serious crime. If you have been accused of bribery in California, it is important that you first gain a good understanding of the elements of the crime. From there, you will be able to apply this knowledge to your situation and go about building a defense.

Guilty plea in bribery scheme at California military base

Those facing criminal charges likely have a great deal of questions about their options and how their cases will proceed. While some people may choose to fight certain allegations in court, others may opt to accept a plea deal. For example, a former contractor at a Navy base in California has recently pleaded guilty following allegations that he was involved in a bribery scheme.

The thin line between fraud and bribery

According to the U.S. News & World Report, the 51st person was charged in the college admissions scheme on June 28. Jefferey Bizzack pleaded guilty to paying $250,000 so his son could attend the University of Southern California as a volleyball recruit.

Bribery: What a California court must prove to convict you

Bribery constitutes a serious offense in California, and the punishments assigned to you by the court could prove detrimental both to your career and your livelihood. Those that request bribes or take bribes both commit offenses if used by or against an official individual. Because government and political employees hold themselves close to the law, bribes can ruin relationships with citizens and voters.

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