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Penalties

Individuals

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

The penalties available to the court are mainly fines and imprisonment. For example, crimes such demanding a bribe, fraudulent acquisition or receipt of property and frustrating investigations are classified as felonies and can attract penalties of three or more years’ imprisonment.

Companies or organisations

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

The penalties available to the court are mainly fines and imprisonment. For example, crimes such demanding a bribe, fraudulent acquisition or receipt of property and frustrating investigations can result in imprisonment; however, companies are usually required to pay a fine. For serious crimes, the officer of the company may face imprisonment.

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