8.13 RECEIVING BRIBE BY PUBLIC OFFICIAL
(18 U.S.C. § 201(b)(2))
The defendant is charged with soliciting, or agreeing to receive a bribe
(in U.S. federal court this act would be in violation of Section 201(b)(2) of Title 18 of the United States Code).
In order for the defendant to be found guilty of that charge, we must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
First, the defendant was a public official; Proof
Second, the defendant solicited a favor: investigation of a personal political opponent and a false confession to email hacking, Proof in return for the performance of an official act, namely releasing the aid money that had been stopped by the defendant; Proof
Third, the defendant acted corruptly, that is, intending to be influenced in the performance of an official act. Proof