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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.
According to the net proceeds method, the benefits subject to disgorgement are the contract revenues minus certain legitimate costs or expenses incurred by the briber in executing the contract--for example the cost of supplying goods and services.
Table 2 summarizes data on total and mean values of business obtained by briber givers, the amount of bribes or payments, and the mean ratio of payments (bribes) to business obtained in DOJ cases.
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.
In short, it is the SFO's case that the company therefore employed known bribers as agents for commercial gain from the outset."
judges and bribers transacted the bribes, and what factors led to the
Affronted by Ruef's solo conviction--while his bribers sank into their leather chairs in their clubs, cigars in hand, whiskeys at the ready--Older reversed course and successfully campaigned for the early parole of the onetime boss.
SIR - How well we recall Neil Kinnock roundly condemning the House of Lords as, 'A place for the descendants of brigands, muggers, bribers and gangsters,' and calling vociferously for that institution to be abolished.
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.