Bribery may be punished by fine, imprisonment and disfranchisement for ten years.
He was accused of bribery during his candidature, and, in spite of Cicero's defence, was condemned.
He was acquitted, and a charge of bribery against him also proved unsuccessful.
But Charles preferred negotiation and bribery to fighting.
Bribery has decreased in such states since the change of election day to that of the rest of the country.