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833. Elements of Bank Bribery (18 U.S.C. § 215)

There are four basic elements of the offense proscribed by 18 U.S.C. § 215. Under 18 U.S.C. § 215(a)(1), the government must prove (1) an act of giving or offering something of value to a person; (2) done knowingly, willfully and corruptly; (3) with intent to influence or reward a bank officer or employee of a financial institution; and (4) in connection with any business or transaction of such institution.Under 18 U.S.C. § 215(a)(2), the government must prove (1) an act of soliciting or accepting something of value by an officer or employee of a financial institution; (2) done knowingly, willfully, and corruptly; (3) with the intent to be influenced or rewarded; and (4) in connection with any business or transaction of such institution.

[cited in JM 9-40.000]

Updated January 21, 2020