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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 570

< > Effective - 29 Aug 1953, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *570.155.  Until December 31, 2016 — Sports bribery — penalty. — 1.  It shall be unlawful:

  (1)  For any person to give, promise or offer to any professional or amateur baseball, football, hockey, polo, tennis or basketball player or boxer or any player who participates or expects to participate in any professional or amateur game or sport or any jockey, driver, groom or any person participating or expecting to participate in any horse race, including owners of race tracks and their employees, stewards, trainers, judges, starters or special policemen, or to any manager, coach or trainer of any team or participant or prospective participant in any such game, contest or sport, any valuable thing with intent to influence him to lose or try to lose or cause to be lost or to limit his or his team's margin of victory in a baseball, football, hockey or basketball game, boxing, tennis or polo match or a horse race or any professional or amateur sport, or game, in which such player or participant or jockey or driver, is taking part or expects to take part, or has any duty or connection therewith;

  (2)  For any professional or amateur baseball, football, hockey, basketball, tennis or polo player, boxer, or jockey, driver, or groom or participant or prospective participant in any sport or game, or manager, coach or trainer of any team or individual participant or prospective participant in any such game, contest or sport to accept, attempt to obtain, or to solicit any valuable thing to influence him to lose or try to lose or cause to be lost or to limit his or his team's margin of victory in a baseball, football, hockey or basketball game or boxing, tennis, or polo match, or horse race or any game or sport in which he is taking part, or expects to take part, or has any duty or connection therewith.

  2.  (1)  Any person violating the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection 1 shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term of not to exceed ten years or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed one year, or by a fine not to exceed ten thousand dollars or by both such fine and imprisonment;

  (2)  Any person violating the provisions of subdivision (2) of subsection 1 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

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(RSMo 1939 § 4822, A.L. 1953 p. 419)

Prior revision: 1929 § 4429

*This section was repealed by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed repeal date, the version of this section in effect until 12-31-16 is printed here.


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