Where the principal elects to affirm the contract, or does not discover the corruption of his agent until it is too late to rescind it1, he may recover from the person who has paid or promised the bribe, jointly or severally with the agent2, damages for any loss which he has sustained by reason of entering into the contract3. The measure of damages prima facie includes the amount of the bribe, without any deduction in respect of such portion of the bribe as may already have
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