Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 7

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-7-2

§ 11-7-2. Acceptance of bribe by juror or person exercising judicial function.

Every judge, justice of the peace, warden, juror, auditor, referee, arbitrator, master in chancery, or person summoned as a juror, who shall accept, receive, or agree for in any way any bribe, present, reward, or unsecured loan, to him or her offered, for the purpose of obtaining or influencing his or her opinion, judgment, verdict, sentence, report, or award in any matter or cause depending or to be tried before him or her alone or before him or her with others, shall be imprisoned not exceeding seven (7) years or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).

History of Section.
G.L. 1896, ch. 276, § 5; G.L. 1909, ch. 342, § 5; G.L. 1923, ch. 394, § 5; G.L. 1938, ch. 605, § 5; G.L. 1956, § 11-7-2; P.L. 1990, ch. 95, § 1.