1.  A person commits the offense of commercial bribery if he or she:

 (1)  Solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit as consideration for knowingly violating or agreeing to violate a duty of fidelity, which he or she is subject to as:

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 570.150

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Services: includes transportation, telephone, electricity, gas, water, or other public service, cable television service, video service, voice over internet protocol service, or internet service, accommodation in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admission to exhibitions and use of vehicles. See Missouri Laws 570.010
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

 (a)  An agent or employee of another;

 (b)  A trustee, guardian or other fiduciary;

 (c)  A lawyer, physician, accountant, appraiser or other professional adviser or informant;

 (d)  An officer, director, partner, manager or other participant in the direction of the affairs of an incorporated or unincorporated association; or

 (e)  An arbitrator or other purportedly disinterested adjudicator or referee;

 (2)  As a person who holds himself or herself out to the public as being engaged in the business of making disinterested selection, appraisal or criticism of commodities or services, solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit to influence his or her selection, appraisal or criticism;

 (3)  Confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit the acceptance of which would be criminal under subdivisions (1) and (2) of this section.

 2.  The offense of commercial bribery is a class A misdemeanor.