N.J.S.A. 2C:21-11 – Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contest

2C:21-11 – Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contest

Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contest. a. A person commits a crime if, with purpose to prevent a publicly exhibited contest from being conducted in accordance with the rules and usages which govern it, he:

(1) Confers or offers or agrees to confer any benefit upon, or threatens any injury to a participant, official or other person associated with the contest or exhibition; or

(2) Tampers with any person, animal or thing.

b. Soliciting or accepting benefit for rigging. A person commits a crime if he knowingly solicits, accepts or agrees to accept any benefit the giving of which would be criminal under subsection a.

c. If the benefit offered, conferred, agreed to be conferred, solicited, accepted or agreed to be accepted in violation of subsections a. and b. of this section is $75,000.00 or more, the offender is guilty of a crime of the second degree. If the benefit exceeds $1,000.00, but is less than $75,000.00, the offender is guilty of a crime of the third degree. If the benefit is $1,000.00 or less, the offender is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

d. Failure to report solicitation for rigging. A person commits a disorderly persons offense if he fails to report, with reasonable promptness, a solicitation to accept any benefit or to do any tampering, the giving or doing of which would be criminal under subsection a.

e. Participation in rigged contest. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if he knowingly engages in, sponsors, produces, judges, or otherwise participates in a publicly exhibited contest knowing that the contest is being conducted in violation of subsection a. of this section.

L. 1978, c. 95, s. 2C:21-11, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by L. 1979, c. 178, s. 39, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; L. 1986, c. 129, s. 2, eff. Oct. 20, 1986.

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