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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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Bilibid or not, cash gifts can unlock jails !-- -- A side from the rounding up of convicts set free on imaginary good behavior, the prison officials and influence peddlers who had worked out their release should be made to refund the cash gifts given to expedite their pre-departure processing.
It's also the influence peddlers who operate in Illinois almost without significant regulation.
The neuropsychiatric test is under the newly-launched Robust Neuro Psychiatric Medical and Dental System (RONMEDDS), a 'fool-proof' system of screening police recruits free from human intervention of influence peddlers.
After separately talking to some ruling party members, enjoying active access to influence peddlers of these days, I did realize that the government had no desire to soften its first budget by announcing big scale concessions.
Being in Tangatanga gives them an opportunity to build themselves and become key players and influence peddlers in the Ruto government.
WHEELER-DEALERSThe PSB was at one point the only place senior civil servants would hobnob to compare notes, cut deals, and spend the evenings away from politicians, influence peddlers, and racketeers.
It was only when the communists parted company over the emergency that she became vulnerable to advisers who became corporate influence peddlers. Now the business tycoons have returned banks they were vacated from.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents in Abuja said that complaints of extortions of innocent people by what he called 'self-serving name droppers and influence peddlers' is causing increasing embarrassment to the Presidency.
Known and open association with influence peddlers should be enough to disqualify a chief justice applicant.
For this reason, PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde launched what is said to be a "foolproof system" of screening police recruits free from "human intervention" of influence peddlers.
During a Senate investigation Customs broker Mark Taguba tagged the vice mayor and Carpio as 'influence peddlers.' However, the two denied the allegations.
The controversy surrounding the NFA and the incomprehensible rice shortage happening under Duterte's watch would seemingly lead to one of two explanations: either Duterte is a deluded, incompetent patsy, whose own underlings and trusted friends are running circles around him, taking advantage of the trust that the old-but-inexperienced man has given to them; or he's a wily and corrupt manipulator, who allows smuggling syndicates and their influence peddlers to run rampant in his government with impunity, while he takes the Filipino people for a ride, including members of his own Cabinet, who have misplaced their faith in his promise of "change".