2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 946. Crimes against government and its administration.
946.10 Bribery of public officers and employees.

946.10

SUBCHAPTER II
BRIBERY AND OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT
946.10 Bribery of public officers and employees. Whoever does either of the following is guilty of a Class H felony:

946.10(1)

(1) Whoever, with intent to influence the conduct of any public officer or public employee in relation to any matter which by law is pending or might come before the officer or employee in the officer's or employee's capacity as such officer or employee or with intent to induce the officer or employee to do or omit to do any act in violation of the officer's or employee's lawful duty transfers or promises to the officer or employee or on the officer's or employee's behalf any property or any personal advantage which the officer or employee is not authorized to receive; or

946.10(2)

(2) Any public officer or public employee who directly or indirectly accepts or offers to accept any property or any personal advantage, which the officer or employee is not authorized to receive, pursuant to an understanding that the officer or employee will act in a certain manner in relation to any matter which by law is pending or might come before the officer or employee in the officer's or employee's capacity as such officer or employee or that the officer or employee will do or omit to do any act in violation of the officer's or employee's lawful duty.

946.10 - ANNOT.

History: 1977 c. 173; 1993 a. 486; 2001 a. 109.

946.10 - ANNOT.

Circumstantial evidence supported an inference that the defendant intended to influence a public official's actions. State v. Rosenfeld, 93 Wis. 2d 325, 286 N.W.2d 596 (1980).

946.10 - ANNOT.

A sworn juror is a public employee under sub. (2). State v. Sammons, 141 Wis. 2d 833, 417 N.W.2d 190 (Ct. App. 1987).

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