A defendant is guilty of committing bribery once he or she offers or solicits a bribe.
  • Purpose need not be accomplished.
  • Bribe need not be actually paid.
State v. Bowling
  • Liquor license case
  • Can't convict, because legislator not acting in "official" capacity
    • lobbying on behalf of the person who gave money not an official act or vote
  • "Corruptly" offer or ask for an official action
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