Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “I have been presented by both of you with a bribe.”

Taking his seat in chambers, the judge faced the opposing lawyers. “I have been presented by both of you with a bribe.” Both lawyers squirmed. “The Defense Lawyer gave me $15,000. And the Prosecutor gave me $10,000.”

The judge then reached into his pocket and pulled out a check, which he handed to the Defense Lawyer. “I’m returning $5,000, and we are going to decide this case solely on its merits.”