12. A person —
who offers any gratification to any member of a public body as an inducement or reward for —
the member’s voting or abstaining from voting at any meeting of the public body in favour of or against any measure, resolution or question submitted to that public body;
the member’s performing, or abstaining from performing, or his aid in procuring, expediting, delaying, hindering or preventing the performance of, any official act; or
the member’s aid in procuring or preventing the passing of any vote or the granting of any contract or advantage in favour of any person; or
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or to both.