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  •  The bribery is fairly straightforward (0+ / 0-)

    A man (who happens to be Mitt Romney's top energy policy advisor) with business pending before the North Dakota Industrial Commission gave a $20,000 contribution to the chair of the commission (The Governor also has veto authority over the commission's decisions last I remember correctly).  The commission took up the matter ahead of schedule and ruled in his favor.  According to the North Dakota Century Code, that is a Prima Facie case of bribery.  It gets you to discovery at a minimum.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. -- Senator Carl Schurz(MO-1899)

    by Adam Blomeke on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 02:38:15 PM PDT

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    •  No it doesn't. (0+ / 0-)

      Not unless you can produce this:

      upon proof that the actor knew that a thing of pecuniary value was offered
      Otherwise, you'd be able to go discovery fishing every time any official got a political contribution.

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