The defendant(s) is/are charged with bribery of [Name of Person to Whom Alleged Bribe was Offered or from Whom Solicited] on [Date] in [Name of County] County, Oklahoma.

Committee Comments

This introductory instruction is meant for use with 21 O.S. 1991, §§ 265, 266, 306, 309, 318 (first part), 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 399, 400, and 456. These sections create crimes which are very similar to each other; they can all be designated as bribery crimes.

This introductory instruction does not concern other crimes defined in Title 21, e.g., unauthorized reward (§§ 269 and 386), buying appointments to office (§§ 273 and 396), and selling appointments to office (§ 274), which are closely related to bribery but which are, in the opinion of the Commission, sufficiently distinct as to necessitate separate treatment.