- n payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
- v make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
- Appointed as a federal judge in Florida in 1979, Hastings had been acquitted in a 1983 criminal trial on charges of soliciting a $150,000 bribe two years earlier in a deal to .
- Reason: he took a bribe.
- A bribe is a bribe by any nameand the more euphemistic the name for it, the better.
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BRIDGEPORT -- Lawyers in the Superior Court bribery trial of Dominic Badaracco Sr., agreed on a replacement juror Wednesday, after one of the alternates chosen last week was excused from serving on the case.
June 20, 2013 - Greenwich Time
- Jurors convict ex-Chicago alderman in bribery case
Jurors convicted a former Chicago alderman on Monday of seeking to bribe what turned out to be a fictitious Los Angeles official — a verdict that's likely put the 59-year-old back behind bars for a second time after a high-profile stint in prison in the 1990s. His hands folded in his lap, Ambrosio Medrano showed no emotion as an official at U.S. District Court in Chicago read the jury's decision ...
June 18, 2013 - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
- Rutherford man admits bribe attempt to get Woodland Park charges dismissed
A Rutherford man admitted to a federal judge on Monday that he agreed to pay $10,000 in bribes to get a dismissal of pending criminal charges against him, law enforcement officials said.
June 17, 2013 - The Record
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg in BBC News
Commenting on the Enron case, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, one of the Supreme Court judges, said: "Because Skilling's misconduct entailed no bribe or kickback, he did not conspire to commit honest-services fraud under our confined construction of...
- President Bush in RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
No concession, bribe or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder,Bush said. "On the contrary, they target nations whose behavior they believe they can change through violence. Against such an enemy, there is only one...
- Alexis de Tocqueville in NDOL.org
Alexis de Tocqueville warned, "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."