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"Courts and juries hate sting operations that appear to target otherwise law-abiding people," he said. "Thus, the key to a successful bribery sting operation is the ability to show that the defendant was predisposed to commit the crime in the first place with evidence of a previous attempt or willingness to solicit or accept a bribe. A plea bargain before indictment in a bribery sting case usually signals the existence of bribe-related conduct that predates the sting."