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Marc Jacobs Co.

Pays $1 Million

in Bribery Case

11/19/2008 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The New York State Attorney General has nailed designer Marc Jacobs for allegedly bribing a State official so he could get a desirable venue for his fashion show.

A.G. Andrew Cuomo says Jacobs's company, Marc Jacobs International, has agreed to pay a $1 million fine.

According to docs, Jacobs wanted the 69th Regiment Armory, run by the State. The A.G. claims James Jackson, the former Superintendent of the 69th Regiment Armory, demanded bribes from Jacobs and others over an eight-year period to use the Armory.

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grr    

confused...it says in the 3rd paragraph the superintendent was "demanding bribes" FROM marc jacobs. so....is marc jacobs being charged because he paid them? maybe im missing something. i love you marc!

2126 days ago
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chrissstopher    

I have the same question as grrr... was Jacobs bribing of his own volition or did he just pay the bribes that the superintendent asked for? either way he's guilty, but want to understand the nuances.

2126 days ago
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HEY IDIOTS!    

yeah... i don't get it either lol. I went to check the comments to see if anyone else noticed the article contradicted itself and surely enough.. Maybe he's just liable for paying up to the guy's bribe rather than originally making the bribe himself.

2126 days ago
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sarahhhhhhh    

although they differ per state, the law pertaining to bribery in New York makes everyone participating in the bribe liable, which includes the person demanding the bribe and the person complying

2125 days ago
5.

helen    

Who is this guy anyway?

2125 days ago

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