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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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In such a regime, the targets of the bribes are clear and the delivery of goods to the briber is secure.
If the reporting briber loses the contract he loses the expected profits v of executing that contract.
First, in some of the most infamous cases of bribery, a briber is caught on tape offering or giving a bribee a briefcase full of cash in return for some official act.
We would expect bribers and judges to attempt to get around
Clearly, as Figure 2a shows, bribers are better off (i.
How well we recall Neil Kinnock roundly condemning the House of Lords as ``a place for the descendants of brigand, muggers, bribers and gangsters'', and calling vociferously for that institution to be abolished.
Penalties include prison for bribers and officials, and the seizure abroad of goods involved in graft.
The extent to which companies from Taiwan and South Korea use bribers abroad I only marginally less,'' he said.
The relative bargaining power of these groups determines both the overall impact of corruption on society and the distribution of the gains between bribers and bribees" (p.
Lydgate concentrates on a feature of the character of a king warning the ruler against bribers and flatterers (in the play exemplified in the figures of the soldiers, Fortitudo and Sanitas) who ".
That's just the way they operate here," the Americans might have claimed, and quite happily gone about their business with the assistance of official bribers.
A bidding organizer in the Kagoshima prefectural government said it has no rules covering alleged bribers in cases for which the statute of limitations has run out.