Section 139.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Unwarranted Demands of Commonwealth Public Official and is extracted below.
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139.1 Unwarranted demands of a Commonwealth public official
A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person makes an unwarranted demand with menaces of another person; and
(b) the demand or the menaces are directly or indirectly related to:
(i) the other person’s capacity as a Commonwealth public official; or
(ii) any influence the other person has in the other person’s capacity as a Commonwealth public official; and
(c) the first-mentioned person does so with the intention of:
(i) obtaining a gain; or
(ii) causing a loss; or
(iii) influencing the official in the exercise of the official’s duties as a Commonwealth public official.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 years.
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