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Synonyms for bribe

inducement

buy off

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Synonyms for bribe

money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior

to give, offer, or promise a bribe to

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Synonyms for bribe

payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

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What is the effect of bureaucratic monopoly on cash (versus non-cash) bribes?
Bribes are considered a way of life for Afghans -- just a nuisance to be overcome, or a way to obtain better or faster services.
The defendants, including a policeman and a civil servant, appeared at the Public Prosecution yesterday where they were charged with accepting bribes.
'51 per cent of the individuals that paid bribes to the Police and 35 per cent to the power sector believed this was the only way to access the services sought from the institutions.'
"At the moment, those signages are traps being used by the police to get bribes," he said.
Zadeh, who lives in Calabasas, California, was charged with conspiring to bribe officials at USC to designate his daughter as a lacrosse recruit, despite the fact that she didn't play lacrosse competitively.
Cifuentes admitted that at a meeting last year, he told prosecutors he was no longer sure of the exact amounts of the bribes, but did not elaborate.
The investigation revealed that the suspect acknowledged receiving a bribe from a contractor, and asked another female contractor for a bribe of EGP 4m.
The alleged bribes were for Felda Investment Corporation's (FIC) purchase of the Merdeka Hotel and Suites in Kuching for RM160 million when Isa was chairman of the plantation giant.
Those seeking employment, the survey showed, parted with an average of Sh28,606 slightly over a quarter of what Kenyans were willing to lose to get a government tender, a lucrative business going by the various reports on plunder and exaggeration of projects costs.When Kenyans went to collect a building or construction certificate, they parted with Sh17,611, almost Sh2,000 more than the Sh15,240 they gave as bribes to seek a transfer from their government work stations.
He was originally sentenced by to nine years in prison and six years of suspended civil rights however the court relaxed his sentence to six years in prison and four years suspended civil rights based on the amount of money he received in the bribe.
Summary: In January, a provincial governor was nabbed over allegedly taking multi-million bribes
The Abu Dhabi Criminal Court of First Instance handed down the sentences to the Emirati man and an Arab national, who was tried in absentia because he's out of the country, after they were found guilty of taking bribes and breaching their duties.
An employee counts money at an exchange office in downtown Cairo (Photo credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) CAIRO -- 5 May 2018: The Administration Control Authority (ACA) arrested four officials from the Ministry of Finance early Saturday over bribes worth around LE 500 million ($28.4 million).
While public-sector corruption comes in multiple shades, acts of financial corruption, such as demanding bribes, 'speed money' and commissions are the most pervasive forms.