Generally speaking, bribery occurs when a public servant
asks for or accepts a benefit in exchange for a
recommendation, or exercise of other official duty.
In addition, a public servant cannot accept a gift from
a person the public
servant knows to be subject to regulation,
inspection, or investigation by the public servant or his/her agency. Even if the person giving the gift isnít asking for anything in return.
Bottom line: public employees cannot accept any kind of benefit or gift from people or organizations they