§ 11-7-12. Failure to report corruption of sports participant or official.
Any person who knows or has reason to know that corruption of a player, coach, manager, trainer, umpire, referee, or other person engaged in playing, arranging, staging, officiating at, or promoting any amateur or professional athletic game or contest or jai alai match to be played or held within the state of Rhode Island, or any owner, trainer, groom, jockey, racing official, or other person in any manner engaged in or connected with the running, officiating at, or promoting any horse race or dog race run or to be run within the state of Rhode Island by giving, offering or promising any gift or gratuity whatever, directly or indirectly, with intent to improperly influence the conduct of the person in the playing, running or carrying out of any athletic game or contest or jai alai match or any horse race or dog race has taken place in his or her presence or that any attempt to corrupt that person has taken place in his or her presence shall immediately notify the state police or the police department of the city or town in which the corruption or attempt to corrupt has taken place. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 24, § 4.)