State v. Ferraro

In State v. Ferraro, 67 Ariz. 397, 399-400, 198 P.2d 120, 121-22 (1948), the court rejected a defendant's suggestion that a statute prohibiting bribery of "any witness or person about to be called as a witness" was restricted to "those already served with subpoena or under legal process to appear as witnesses in pending actions." The court instead concluded that the statute prohibited bribing "'any person in contemplation of his becoming a witness'" and held the phrase encompassed "those who are as yet only prospective or contemplated witnesses." Id.