Individuals have faced the authorities for acts of bribery and corruption for a long time, but the Bribery Act 2010 created new criminal offences in this category, which can now include corporations. Here at DPP Law, we have years of experience in handling these types of cases, and our knowledge and expertise is essential for getting our clients the justice they deserve. The Bribery Act 2010 made it illegal to:
Bribe another person
Agree to accept a bribe
Bribe a foreign public official
How can a corporation be found guilty of bribery and corruption? By failing to prevent a person associated with an organisation from bribing someone for the financial gain of the organisation. The penalties for an individual who is convicted of bribery and corruption can be up to 10 years imprisonment and, in the case of a corporation, an unlimited fine.
What to do if you’ve been accused of bribery and corruption
If you’ve been accused of bribery and corruption, it’s essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. If you’d like to discuss your next steps, contact a member of our expert team today.