§61-5-4. Bribery or attempted bribery; penalty.
If any person shall bribe, by directly or indirectly giving to
or bestowing upon, or shall attempt to bribe by directly or
indirectly giving to or bestowing upon, any executive, legislative,
judicial, or ministerial officer of this state, or any member of
the Legislature, after his election or appointment and either
before or after he shall have been qualified or shall have taken
his seat, any gift, gratuity, money, testimonial or other valuable
thing, or shall make promise thereof, in order to influence him in
the performance of any of his official, public duties, or with
intent to influence his act, vote, opinion, decision or judgment on
any matter, question, cause or proceeding, or to induce or procure
him to vote or withhold his vote on any question or proceeding
which is then or may thereafter be pending, or may by law come or
be brought before him in his official capacity, he shall be guilty
of a felony, and, upon conviction, shall be imprisoned in the
penitentiary not less than one nor more than ten years, and shall,
moreover, be forever disqualified from holding any office or
position of honor, trust or profit in this state.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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