bribery

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Synonyms for bribery

corruption

Synonyms for bribery

the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

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The Tony Snell/Cliff Payola scandal now sits at a mini break in Paris, a lifetime supply of Kit Kats, a thousand car air fresheners, four tickets to an executive box at any Premier league game and a trolley dash.
They are contrasted with innovators such as Martha Stewart, who for the first time talks publicly about her divorce and Dick Clark and how he survived the deejay payola scandal in the summer of 1960.
However, since the job entails accepting fat envelopes from record pluggers, it's not long before Mr Payola Scandal comes knocking on the Jon as door, the Feds threatening his and dad's hoped for citizenship unless whistles are blown.
The authors show this rivalry culminating in the payola scandal with the disc jockey Alan Freed--a case they view as an attack against rock music.