§ 11-7-9. Corruption of sports participant or official.
Whoever corrupts or attempts to corrupt 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 who corrupts or attempts to corrupt 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 officiating at the game or contest, whether the offer, promise, gift, or gratuity is made at or away from the playing field, boxing or ice arena, race course or fronton, or other place where the athletic game, contest, or horse race is scheduled to take place with intent to improperly influence the conduct of the person in connection with the proper playing or promoting of the athletic game or contest or jai alai match or officiating at the game, contest or match, or the proper running or promoting of any horse race or dog race or officiating at any horse or dog race, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment of not more than seven (7) years, or both.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2556, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 11-7-9; P.L. 1981, ch. 193, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 24, § 3.)