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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Crimes Involving Public Officials

Reference Number: MTAS-177
Reviewed Date: 02/14/2022

Disqualification for Infamous Crime in Office
A person convicted of a felony, while holding office, that involves the duties of the office is disqualified forever from holding any state or local office. T.C.A. § 40-20-114.

Bribing a public official, as well as accepting a bribe by a public official, is a Class B felony. T.C.A. § 39-16-102.