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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.

influence peddler n.
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This is the highest support for the LKP since October 2016, when the influence-peddling scandal involving former President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil became public.
Influence-peddling can be punished in France by up to five years in prison and a fine of e1/4500,000.
Summary: Paul Manafort built a lucrative career in influence-peddling in US and abroad
The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influence-peddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma on Monday urged more witnesses to come forward.
On Thursday, Lacson said Filipinos should reject any influence-peddling by somebody outside the official chain of the government bureaucracy, who projects closeness to the President due to kinship.
He deplored the latest incident recalling similar 'interventions and influence-peddling' by close relatives of previous presidents.
Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao vowed on Monday to fight influence-peddling as he took over yesterday the top police post in Western Visayas.
FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron's chief of staff, Alexis Kohler, is under investigation for alleged influence-peddling and conflict of interest.
In 2014 he was charged with influence-peddling for alleged efforts to have judges keep him informed about the state of play in some of the probes.
This last step has given rise to serious concerns amongst students who think this could open a door to influence-peddling and nepotism.
But opposition parties accuse Abe of escaping questioning in parliament about his alleged influence-peddling scandals.