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What is the Law on Bribery in Vermont and What are the Punishments for it?

Bribery refers to the act of offering something in return for some kind of influence or action. Bribery is illegal in all the states of the USA. In the state of Vermont, bribery is dealt as per the provisions of Chapter 21 of the 2013 Vermont statutes.

Bribing Public Officers and Employees

The provisions related to the bribing of public officers and employees are covered under Section 1101 of Chapter 21. According to this section, a person shall not offer an executive, employee, or judicial officer of any gift or gratuity with any of the following objectives:
  • To influence his decision, finding, or any opinion within his official capacity and employment
  • For and because of any finding, opinion, report, or decision in relation to his official capacity or employment
As per the provisions of Section 1102 of Chapter 21, a public officer or employee should not accept bribes from the member of the public in return for a favor.

Vermont Bribery Law

Punishment for Bribing Public Officers and Employees

In the case where the gift, benefit, or gratuity offered by a person is of a value of $500 or less, he will be punishable with imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years and fined for an amount not exceeding $5,000. If the value of the gift, benefit, or gratuity offered by a person if $500 or more in value, he will be punishable with imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years and fined for an amount not exceeding $10,000.
As per the provisions of Section 1102 of Chapter, the same punishments will be applicable to any public officer or employee who is found guilty of accepting bribes in return for a favor.

Bribery Triers of Causes

A person who tries to bribe or corrupt a master, referee, auditor, or referee by offering a gift or gratuity with the objective of biasing his opinion or influencing decision in relation to a matter pending before the court or before the start of an inquest will be guilty as a bribery trier under Section 1103 of Chapter 21. The person found guilty for violating the provisions of Section 1103 will be punishable with imprisonment not exceeding five years and a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Public Service Board Members and Clerks

According to Section 1105 of Chapter 21, a member of the public service board or clerk should not receive any payment from any party for performing his job or neglecting any duty from anybody other than the state. A person found guilty of violating Section 1105 is punishable with imprisonment not exceeding six months and fine not exceeding $1,000.

Bribery Law Vermont

Kickbacks and Purchasing Supplies

According to Section 1106 of Chapter 21, an officer or agent employed by the county, state, or municipality should not accept any kind of benefit while making decisions regarding procuring materials, articles, or supplies. A person guilty of the provisions of Section 1106 will be imprisoned for a period not exceeding two years or fined for an amount not exceeding $5,000.

Kickbacks for Granting Licenses

According to Section 1107 of Chapter 21, an officer or agent employed by the county, state, or municipality should not ask, demand, accept or agree to receive any benefit from a person who has applied for a license, permission, or authorization of any significant value. A person guilty of the provisions of Section 1107 will be imprisoned for a period not exceeding five years or fined for an amount not exceeding $ 10,000.

Kickbacks and Private Corporations

According to Section 1108of Chapter 21, an employee or agent employed by a private corporation should not ask, demand, accept, or agree to receive any benefit while procuring materials, entering into contracts, or while employing labor. A person guilty of the provisions of Section 1108 will be imprisoned for a period not exceeding five years or fined for an amount not exceeding $ 10,000.

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