Bribery & Rigging Defense Attorneys

Bribery & Rigging are serious criminal charges. If you are facing charges of bribery or rigging you should consult with a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately.

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Commercial Bribery and Breach of Duty to Act Disinterestedly

  1. A person commits a class 6 felony if he solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit as consideration for knowingly violating or agreeing to violate a duty of fidelity to which he is subject as:
    1. Agent or employee; or
    2. Trustee, guardian, or other fiduciaries; or
    3. Lawyer, physician, accountant, appraiser, or other professional advisers; or
    4. Officer, director, partner, manager, or other participants in the direction of the affairs of an incorporated or unincorporated association; or
    5. Duly elected or appointed representative or trustee of a labor organization or employee welfare trust fund; or
    6. Arbitrator or other purportedly disinterested adjudicator or referee.
  2. A person who holds himself out to the public as being engaged in the business of making a disinterested selection, appraisal, or criticism of commodities, property, or services commits a class 6 felony if he knowingly solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit to alter, modify, or change his selection, appraisal, or criticism.
  3. A person commits a class 6 felony if he confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit the acceptance of which would be a felony under subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contests

  1. A person commits a class 3 misdemeanor if, with the intent to prevent a publicly exhibited or advertised contest from being conducted in accordance with the rules and usages purporting to govern it, he:
    1. Confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit upon, or threatens any detriment to a participant, official, or other person associated with the contest or exhibition; or
    2. Tampers with any person, animal, or thing; or
    3. Knowingly solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit the conferring of which is prohibited by paragraph (a) of this subsection (1).
  2. A person commits a class 3 misdemeanor if he knowingly engages in, sponsors, produces, judges, or otherwise participates in a publicly exhibited or advertised contest knowing that the contest is not being conducted in compliance with the rules and usages purporting to govern it, by reason of conduct prohibited by this section.

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 Bribery in Sports

  1. As used in this section:
    1. "Sports contest" means any professional or amateur sport or athletic game, race, or contest viewed by the public.
    2. "Sports participant" means any person who participates or expects to participate in a sports contest as a player, contestant or member of a team, or as a coach, manager, trainer, owner, or other person directly associated with a player, contestant, team, or entry.
    3. "Sports official" means any person who acts or expects to act in a sports contest as an umpire, referee, judge, or otherwise to officiate at a sports contest.
  2. A person commits bribery in sports if:
    1. He confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon or threatens any detriment to a sports participant with intent to influence him not to give his best efforts in a sports contest; or
    2. He confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon or threatens any detriment to a sports official with intent to influence him to perform his duties improperly; or
    3. Being a sports participant, he knowingly accepts, agrees to accept, or solicits any benefit from another person upon an understanding that he will thereby be influenced not to give his best efforts in a sports contest; or
    4. Being a sports official, he knowingly accepts, agrees to accept, or solicits any benefit from another person upon an understanding that he will perform his duties improperly; or
    5. With intent to influence the outcome of a sports contest, he tampers with any sports participant, sports official, or any animal or equipment or other thing involved in the conduct or operation of a sports contest in a manner contrary to the rules and usages purporting to govern such a contest.
  3. Bribery in sports is a class 6 felony.

If you have been charged with bribery or rigging an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer is essential. Get in touch with experienced Denver criminal defense attorney Jason Savela by calling (720) 821-1001.