Bribe


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Bribe

To give money or some other compensation to another party so that party will violate rules. For example, a restaurant owner may offer a bribe to a health inspector so he/she will overlook a restaurant's violation of the city's health code. Bribery is a crime and a form of corruption. It is possible (and in many places common) in both the government and the private sector.
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Official court documents stated that the Arab men were prosecuted after authorities received a complaint from their employer that they had taken bribe as commission in return for awarding a construction project to a company.
Balutan had accused Ang of offering a P200-million bribe during a hearing at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Jan.
After negotiation, the sub-inspector settled for a bribe of Rs 2 lakh.
The cousin cooperated with the police in a sting operation to have the 31-year-old apprehended for taking Dh150 as a bribe in February, said records.
In the survey of more than 20,000 people in 16 countries spanning the Asia-Pacific region, an estimated 900 million said they had to pay a bribe at least once in the past one year.
Col Mattar Moded Al Muhairi, Director of the force's Anti Corruption Department, said: "The technician was arrested after investigations confirmed he received the bribe.
Just 2% of 1,000 respondents polled by Exacta Research Group state that they wonat blame people who ask for bribes, while 98% donat justify them.
Design/methodology/approach: The Bribe Payer's Index for OECD and non-OECD countries are compared statistically to determine if there is a difference between the two groups.
Martsynkiv, Khutkyi and Reed (2006) report that Ukrainian citizens have a high level of both corruption perceptions and tolerance; nearly half are willing to bribe if needed, with one-fifth admitting to having paid a bribe in 2005.
It is not clear whether Morocco or France made the payment, although Morocco have been named in the indictment as being prepared to bribe for 2006.
The team was alerted about Kumar entering Logapathy's chamber with the alleged bribe amount and then came out without it.
In Basu's (2011) pamphlet, "Why, for a Class of Bribes, the Act of Giving a Bribe Should Be Treated as Legal" he describes a society where bribery is "rampant .