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Penalties

Individuals
What penalties are available to the courts for violations of corruption laws by individuals?

A person guilty of an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 or 1906 is liable to a fine and imprisonment. The terms of imprisonment will vary depending on the seriousness of the offence, up to a maximum of 10 years. The proceeds of bribery and corruption may also be subject to confiscation, on either a criminal or a civil basis, including any profits resulting from the bribery and corruption.

Companies or organisations
What penalties are available to the courts for violations of corruption laws by companies or organisations?

Companies or organisations that have been convicted of corruption offences will be subject to fines. The proceeds of the offence may also be confiscated.

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