influence peddling


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influence peddling

n.
The practice of using one's influence with persons in authority to obtain favors or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment.

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South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 30-year jail term for former President Park Geun-hye who was ousted last year amid an influence peddling scandal, Reuters reported.
A South African judicial inquiry into allegations of corruption under President Jacob Zuma may investigate influence peddling by the controversial Gupta family, closely linked to Zuma.
Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi said the raid was part of an investigation into allegations of influence peddling.
Amid suspicions of bribery and influence peddling in Lithuania's largest case of political corruption, Raimundas Kurlianskis, board chairman of LNK group and MG Baltic Media, earlier this week announced resignation from the concern and plans to sell 2.
As per a 2015 judicial integrity scan report, some judges of the lower and higher court were found indulging in abuse of office, bribery and influence peddling.
The issue of alleged influence peddling first arose on Thursday, when Faeldon's chief of staff Mandy Therese Anderson accused House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of forcing the permanent appointment of acting Customs Operation Officer Sandy Sacluti at the Formal Entry Division of the Port of Manila.
South Africa's anti-graft watchdog called in November for a judge to investigate alleged influence peddling in Zuma's government and focused on allegations that the brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, influenced appointments of ministers.
In August 2011, he was sentenced to yet another 15 years for influence peddling worth of 522 million EGP.
SEOUL, Safar 08, 1438, November 08, 2016, SPA -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye will visit parliament on Tuesday and meet the speaker, an opposition assemblyman said, amid an influence peddling scandal that has gripped the country and thrown her government into a political limbo, according to Reuters.
Sabiti of influence peddling in processing a tender that has already drawn a lot of controversy.
Her husband, IEaki UrdangarE[degrees]n, 47, an Olympic handball medalist turned businessman, could be sentenced to up to a 19 years on a wider array of charges, including embezzlement of public funds, money laundering, falsifying private contracts and influence peddling.
Marcello Lavenere, now 77, was an attorney and president of the Brazilian Bar Association when he co-authored a petition for impeachment of then-president Fernando Collor de Mello on grounds that Collor benefited from an influence peddling scheme.