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Corrupt Commissions or Rewards

Fraud Offences – NSW

Welcome to the NSW Corrupt commissions or rewards article page. Everything you need to know about Corrupt commissions or rewards according to NSW law – Dated: 01/09/2009

What the Law States according to NSW Law for Corrupt commissions or rewards

According to NSW Law for the charge of Corrupt commissions or rewards:

The Maximum Penalty – Corrupt commissions or rewards

According to NSW Law for the charge of Corrupt commissions or rewards, the maximum penalty for this offence is 7 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to NSW Law for Corrupt commissions or rewards

In order for the Police to prove their case at Court, they must prove each of the following matters beyond a reasonable doubt.

  1. The accused was an agent of a principal.
  2. The accused corruptly received or solicited (or corruptly agreed to receive or solicit) from another person for the agent or for anyone else.
  3. Any benefit.
  4. The benefit was an inducement or reward for or otherwise on account of:

    • doing or not doing something, or having done or not having done something, or
    • showing or not showing, or having shown or not having shown, favour or disfavour to any person.
  5. In relation to the affairs or business of the agents principal.

It will be necessary for the Police in every offence to prove that the accused was the person who committed the offence.

In NSW which court will hear the matter – Corrupt commissions or rewards

Where the value of the benefit exceeds $5000, this matter is a Table 1 offence which means that either the DPP or an accused can elect to have the matter dealt with in the District Court. If no election is made it will be dealt with in the Local Court.

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