bribery bribery  /b ˈraɪ bə ri/


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


  1. The bribery scandal is highly damaging to the reputation of Germany's academic institutions.
  2. Siegelman, together with former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, was convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges and faces sentencing June 26.


  1. Bribery? Fraud? Israeli police question chief rabbi on graft allegations

    Police questioned one of Israel's top religious officials, Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, on Thursday on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money laundering, a police spokesman said.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

  2. Portugal lax on bribery abroad, Angolan ties a concern: OECD

    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's must thoroughly investigate allegations of foreign bribery as its inaction raises serious concerns, especially over business with former colony Angola, the OECD warned on Thursday. The Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a report that since Portugal joined an international anti-bribery convention in 2001, only ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Bribery trial of former Finmeccanica CEO opens

    MILAN (AP) — The former head of Italian aerospace and defense giant Finmeccanica , accused by prosecutors of making bribery part of the company culture, went on trial Wednesday for his alleged role in the payment of bribes to secure a crucial 560 million euro ($670 million) helicopter contract in India.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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  1. "No person wants to live in a society where the rule of law gives way to the rule of brutality and bribery," Obama said.
    on Jul 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "We were convicted under this vague notion that somehow we had violated the honest services of the state of Alabama. There was no basis under existing law for me to be found guilty of bribery," Siegelman told The Associated Press.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Don Siegelman Source: KMPH Fox 26

  3. "We want to tell those responsible for this that Kenya will not have a new constitution through intimidation, through blackmail, through bribery or through violence," Ruto said.
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: William Ruto Source: The Associated Press

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