Oregon Statutes - Chapter 162 - Offenses Against the State and Public Justice - Section 162.275 - Bribe receiving by a witness.

(1) A witness in any official proceeding, or a person who believes the person may be called as a witness, commits the crime of bribe receiving by a witness if the person solicits any pecuniary benefit with the intent, or accepts or agrees to accept any pecuniary benefit upon an agreement or understanding, that:

(a) The testimony of the person as a witness will thereby be influenced; or

(b) The person will avoid legal process summoning the person to testify; or

(c) The person will be absent from any official proceeding to which the person has been legally summoned.

(2) Bribe receiving by a witness is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §202]

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