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Influence peddling
Influence peddling is the practice of using one's influence in government or connections with persons in authority to obtain favours or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment. Also called traffic of influence or trading in influence. In fact, influence peddling per se is not necessarily illegal, as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has often used the modified term "undue influence peddling" to refer to illegal acts of lobbying.[1] However, influence peddling bears the stench of corruption that may delegitimise democratic politics with the general public.
Known cases
See also: Boudougate
This crime is punishable in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Great Britain[clarification needed] and Romania.[5]
References
  1. ^ "Building a Cleaner World Economy". OECD. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.lanacion.com.ar/el-caso-de-la-ex-imprenta-ciccone-t47923 El caso de la ex imprenta Ciccone (Spanish)
  3. ^ Hornick, Ed; Kristi Keck; Brianna Keilar (December 31, 2008). "Senate Democrats hope stalling can block Blagojevich's pick". CNN. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  4. ^ Butler, Don (August 6, 2009). "The Mayor Returns". The Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on May 13, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2011.
  5. ^ Semeraro, P. (2000). I delitti di millantato credito e traffico di influenza [The offenses of false claims and traffic of influence] (in Italian). Milan: Giuffrè. ISBN 8814083029.
  6. ^ As suspeitas de tráfico de influência internacional sobre o ex-presidente Lula: O Ministério Público Federal abre uma investigação contra o petista – ele é suspeito de ajudar a Odebrecht em contratos bilionários, 30/04/2015 - Updated 08/05/2015
P.Semeraro, Trading in influence and Lobbying in the Spanish criminal Code pag. 297.
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