CASE LAW UPDATE: Did the defendant commit bribery of a witness?
Defendant was convicted of bribery. He appealed. He contended that the evidence was insufficient to prove that he intended to influence the testimony of a witness. The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the bribery statute, § 609.42, subd. 1(d), does not require that the would be bribee be subpoenaed as a witness in an upcoming , scheduled proceeding, and that it includes prospective or contemplated witnesses, as well as those who have been served a subpoena to testify. Affirmed.
State v. Kalland, A19-1228, Renville County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.