bribery

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Synonyms for bribery

corruption

Synonyms for bribery

the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

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Bribery requires intent "to influence" an official act or "to be influenced" in an official act, while illegal gratuity requires only that the gratuity be given or accepted "for or because of" an official act.
Even if the punishments were consistent, there would remain within the prosecutor's discretion the decision to stigmatize a defendant with an indictment for extortion as opposed to receipt of an illegal gratuity.
20 An illegal gratuity is punished much less severely than a bribe; the maximum prison term is only two years.
The criminal illegal gratuity statute is violated when someone directly or indirectly gives, offers, or promises anything of value to a public official for or because of any official act.
According to The Associated Press, both men have pleaded innocent to one count each of conspiracy to offer illegal gratuities to a public official and paying an illegal gratuity.
Espy was charged with violating the same statute, receiving an illegal gratuity.