Penal Code § 93

93.  (a) Every judicial officer, juror, referee, arbitrator, or
umpire, and every person authorized by law to hear or determine any
question or controversy, who asks, receives, or agrees to receive,
any bribe, upon any agreement or understanding that his or her vote,
opinion, or decision upon any matters or question which is or may be
brought before him or her for decision, shall be influenced thereby,
is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or
four years and, in cases where no bribe has been actually received,
by a restitution fine of not less than two thousand dollars ($2,000)
or not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or, in cases where a
bribe was actually received, by a restitution fine of at least the
actual amount of the bribe received or two thousand dollars ($2,000),
whichever is greater, or any larger amount of not more than double
the amount of any bribe received or ten thousand dollars ($10,000),
whichever is greater.
   (b) In imposing a restitution fine under this section, the court
shall consider the defendant's ability to pay the fine.

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