§5A-3-28. Financial interest of secretary, etc.; receiving reward from interested party; penalty; application of bribery statute


Published: 2015

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WVC 5 A- 3 - 28

§5A-3-28. Financial interest of secretary, etc.; receiving reward

from interested party; penalty; application of bribery

statute.

     (a) Neither the secretary, nor the director nor any employee

of the Division of Purchasing, shall be financially interested, or

have any beneficial personal interest, directly or indirectly, in

the purchase of any commodities, services or printing, nor in any

firm, partnership, corporation or association furnishing them.

Neither the secretary, nor the director nor any employee of the

Division of Purchasing, shall accept or receive directly or

indirectly from any person, firm or corporation, known by such

secretary, director or employee to be interested in any bid,

contract or purchase, by rebate, gift or otherwise, any money or

other thing of value whatsoever, or any promise, obligation or

contract for future reward or compensation.

     (b) A person who violates this section shall be guilty of a

misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be confined in

jail not less than three months nor more than one year, or fined

not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, or both, in the discretion

of the court: Provided, That any person who violates any of the

provisions of the last sentence of the first paragraph of this

section under circumstances constituting the crime of bribery under

the provisions of section three, article five-a, chapter sixty-one

of this code, shall, upon conviction of bribery, be punished as provided in said article five-a.





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