An administrative court clerk is set to become the first person to be prosecuted under the Bribery Act 2010 over allegations that he accepted a bribe to influence criminal proceedings.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided to prosecute Munir Yakub Patel under Section 2 of the act for requesting and receiving a bribe intending to improperly perform his functions, marking the first case since new U.K. bribery laws came into effect this summer.

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