Potentially, yes, if the state attorney decided to press charges. The other potential impact is that if the person who accepted the bribe, then came forward, can be called by the defense as a witness and flat out ask them under oath if they accepted a bribe. If the witness doesn't purger themselves and admits that yes, they accepted the bribe, the defense can use that to discredit the witness and their individual allegation against the accused. If the witness knowingly denies the accusation and purgers themselves, and it if the defense can prove that the person accepted the bribe, then the witness now potentially faces 2 charges, purgery and accepting a bribe. In either scenario, the state attorney would almost be forced to press charges against the witness because it would look bad if the state chose not to pursue criminal charges against that person. Like I said, it's a trap.