Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889

Penalty for offences.

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2.Any person on conviction for offending as aforesaid shall, at the discretion of the court before which he is convicted,—

F2 [ ( a ) (i) if the conviction is a summary conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding £ 1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both, or

(ii) if the conviction is on indictment, be liable to a fine not exceeding £ 50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or to both,

and paragraphs ( b ) to ( e ) of this subsection shall apply only if the conviction is on indictment; and ]

( b) in addition be liable to be ordered to pay to such body, and in such manner as the court directs, the amount or value of any gift, loan, fee, or reward received by him or any part thereof; and

( c) F3 [ ]

( d) F3 [ ]

( e) if such person is an officer or servant in the employ of any public body upon such conviction he shall, at the discretion of the court, be liable to forfeit his right and claim to any compensation or pension to which he would otherwise have been entitled.