Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 570.150. Commercial bribery--penalty

1. A person commits the offense of commercial bribery if he or she:

(1) Solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit as consideration for knowingly violating or agreeing to violate a duty of fidelity, which he or she is subject to as:

(a) An agent or employee of another;

(b) A trustee, guardian or other fiduciary;

(c) A lawyer, physician, accountant, appraiser or other professional adviser or informant;

(d) An officer, director, partner, manager or other participant in the direction of the affairs of an incorporated or unincorporated association;  or

(e) An arbitrator or other purportedly disinterested adjudicator or referee;

(2) As a person who holds himself or herself out to the public as being engaged in the business of making disinterested selection, appraisal or criticism of commodities or services, solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit to influence his or her selection, appraisal or criticism;

(3) Confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit the acceptance of which would be criminal under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this section.

2. The offense of commercial bribery is a class A misdemeanor.


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