Defence Act 1954

Bribery, corruption and fraud.

158

158.Every person subject to military law—

( a) who connives at the exaction, by a person supplying property or services to the Defence Forces, of an exorbitant price therefor, or

( b) who wrongfully demands or accepts compensation, consideration or personal advantage in respect of the performance of any military duty or in respect of any matter relating to the Department of Defence or the Defence Forces, or

( c) who receives directly or indirectly, whether personally or by or through any member of his family or person under his control, or for his benefit, any gift, loan, promise, compensation or consideration, either in money or otherwise, from any person, for assisting or favouring any person in the transaction of any business relating to the Department of Defence or the Defence Forces, or to any service mess, institute or canteen,

is guilty of an offence against military law and shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable to suffer F120 [ imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years ] or any less punishment awardable by a court-martial.

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F120

Substituted (22.07.1997) by Criminal Law Act 1997 (14/1997), s. 14 and sch. 2, para. 5, commenced as per s. 1.