BRIBERY AND LOBBYING
Unit 1 Individual Project,
June 12, 2011
Bribery is a business, individual or a group of individuals, offer cash or property in exchange for a specific influence in their favor. Many times, proving a bribe can be as hard as it can be to distinguish between bribery and lobbying. Informers will have to offer the real bribes, and tape the officials accepting the money offers. Alternatively, if there’s some written agreement with the official consenting to the bribery, it could also prove the acceptance of a bribe. People who are proven to be have contributed with bribery I don’t think should be punished. If people are willing to fall for it then they will learn from their own mistakes.
Bribery is an exchange of offering money in return for political action of being favored in political or legislative decisions. Lobbying is offering political support in return for political action. Legal lobbying does not involve direct financial support. Lobbying, in general, refers to the act of trying to influence members of a legislative body to vote in favor of the ‘lobbyist’. In some governments, ‘lobbyists’ have formally recognized groups, whose interests are ‘lobbied’ for, that may be financed by organizations, or even nations. On the other side, lobbying may just involve political support offered in return for political influence, or its action. Lobbying that is legalized by a government does not involve financial support (Kivumbi, 2011). Basically over all Lobbying is trying to influence politicians to rule in your favor. Even though while bribing means the same, the difference is that there is an offer of money or property. In the legal matter Lobbying is legal while bribery isn’t. This is the difference between Bribery and Lobbying, and it is why some lobbyists end up accused of bribery in the end.
The Salt Lake Organizing Committee (SLOC) can altercate that the payments that were made did not fit the...