CRIMINAL CODE 1899 – SECT 87 Official Corruption
CRIMINAL CODE 1899 – SECT 87
87 Official Corruption Original → HERE
(1) Any person who—
(a) being employed in the public service, or being the holder of any public office, and being charged with the performance of any duty by virtue of such employment or office, not being a duty touching the administration of justice, corruptly asks for, receives, or obtains, or agrees or attempts to receive or obtain, any property or benefit of any kind for himself, herself or any other person on account of anything already done or omitted to be done, or to be afterwards done or omitted to be done, by the person in the discharge of the duties of the person’s office; or
(b) corruptly gives, confers, or procures, or promises or offers to give or confer, or to procure or attempt to procure, to, upon, or for, any person employed in the public service, or being the holder of any public office, or to, upon, or for, any other person, any property or benefit of any kind on account of any such act or omission on the part of the person so employed or holding such office;
is guilty of a crime, and is liable to imprisonment for 7 years, and to be fined at the discretion of the court.
(1 A) If the offence is committed by or in relation to a Minister of the Crown, as the holder of public office mentioned in subsection (1), the offender is liable to imprisonment for 14 years, and to be fined at the discretion of the court.
(1 B) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, section 161Q also states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(1 C) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992, section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.
(2) The offender can not be arrested without warrant.