Criminal Penalties for Public Corruption/Violations of State Ethics Laws
Updated January 2011
This table is intended to provide general information and does not necessarily address all aspects of this topic. Because the facts of each situation may vary, this information may need to be supplemented by consulting legal advisors.
Some states specify that violations of the state’s ethics law are also violations of criminal law and impose penalties accordingly. Other states have statutes, in addition to or in place of ethics laws, which are in the state’s penal or criminal codes and cover similar behaviors. In the table below, “EC” indicates statutes found in ethics code; “CC” or “PC” indicates statutes found in criminal code.
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