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Commercial Bribery

Defense Against Charges of Commercial Bribery

An employee may be charged with commercial bribery if he or she agrees to award a contract or a bid, or to purchase products or services from a company in exchange for a personal benefit and contrary to the benefit of his/her employer. Commercial bribery can take the form of a kickback or a bribe. Commercial bribery is a crime under the laws of Florida and has been prosecuted in federal court under the mail and wire fraud statutes.

One can also be found guilty of commercial bribery for advertising oneself as an impartial agent while one is actually soliciting or accepting a benefit that influences the selection of a company or product.

Commercial bribery deprives the employer of the honest services of the employee or purchasing agent, or violates a common law or statutory duty.

It is common for the employee to also be charged with federal mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion, in cases involving commercial bribery brought in federal court.

If you are under investigation for or have been charged with commercial bribery or a related crime of bribery or public corruption, contact the Orlando Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A., or call (407) 401-7224 or toll-free (866) 784-0023 to speak to a defense lawyer.

Our white-collar crimes lawyers defend purchasing agents, realtors, government employees, financial advisors, and other types of employees facing felony criminal charges for commercial bribery. (In Florida, commercial bribery is considered a felony if the value of the benefit to the employee is $500 or more.)

We have experience in such cases and remain current on changes to the law in this area.

Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, ensuring a defense attorney responds quickly to emergencies. Contact our office online or call (866) 784-0023 for criminal defense representation.

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