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      RS 14:120     


§120.  Corrupt influencing

A.  Corrupt influencing is the giving or offering to give anything of apparent present or prospective value to, or the accepting or offering to accept anything of apparent present or prospective value by, any person, with the intention that the recipient shall corruptly influence the conduct of any of the persons named in R.S. 14:118 (public bribery) in relation to such person's position, employment, or duty.

B.(1)  Whoever commits the crime of corrupt influencing shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.

(2)  In addition to the penalty provided for in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, a person convicted of the provisions of this Section may be ordered to pay restitution to the state if the state suffered a loss as a result of the offense.  Restitution shall include the payment of legal interest at the rate provided in R.S. 13:4202.

Amended by Acts 1980, No. 454, §1; Acts 2008, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 21, §1, eff. March 11, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 811, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2011.

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