Forgery and Fraudulent Practices Generally
638:8 Sports Bribery.
I. A person is guilty of sports bribery if:
(a) With a purpose to influence any participant or prospective participant not to give his best efforts in a publicly exhibited contest, he confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit upon or threatens any injury to such participant or prospective participant; or
(b) With a purpose to influence an official in a publicly exhibited contest to perform his duties improperly, he confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit upon or threatens any injury to such official; or
(c) With a purpose to influence the outcome of a publicly exhibited contest, he tampers with any person, animal or thing contrary to the rules and usages purporting to govern such a contest; or
(d) He knowingly solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit, the giving of which would be criminal under subparagraph I(a) or (b).
II. (a) Sports bribery is:
(1) A class A felony if the benefit referred to in subparagraphs I(a), (b) or (d), or the value of the benefit gained or to be gained from influencing the outcome of a contest as referred to in subparagraph I(c), exceeds $1,500 or if the injury threatened in subparagraphs I(a) or (b) is a serious bodily injury;
(2) A class B felony in all other cases.
(b) The value shall be determined according to the provisions of RSA 637:2, V.
Source. 1971, 518:1. 1979, 265:6. 2010, 239:7, eff. July 1, 2010.