Section 135.4(7) Criminal Code Act | Dishonestly Conspiring to Influence Public Official


Section 135.4(7) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Dishonestly Conspiring to Influence Public Official and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Influencing a Commonwealth public official

(7)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the person conspires with another person with the intention of dishonestly influencing a public official in the exercise of the official’s duties as a public official; and

(b)  the public official is a Commonwealth public official; and

(c)  the duties are duties as a Commonwealth public official.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years.

(8)  In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (7), it is not necessary to prove that the defendant knew:

(a)  that the official was a Commonwealth public official; or

(b)  that the duties were duties as a Commonwealth public official.