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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_corruption

 

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TYPES[EDIT]

 

A BRIBE [TANGENTI] IS A PAYMENT GIVEN PERSONALLY TO A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN EXCHANGE OF HIS USE OF OFFICIAL POWERS.

 

TRADING IN INFLUENCE [TRAFFICO DI INFLUENZE ILLECITE], OR INFLUENCE PEDDLING, REFERS A PERSON SELLING HIS/HER

INFLUENCE OVER THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS TO BENEFIT A THIRD PARTY.

 

PATRONAGE [INFEDELE PATROCINIO] REFERS TO FAVORING SUPPORTERS, FOR EXAMPLE WITH GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT.

 

FAVORING RELATIVES (NEPOTISM) OR PERSONAL FRIENDS (CRONYISM) [NEPOTISMO E CLIENTELISMO] OF AN OFFICIAL IS A FORM

OF ILLEGITIMATE PRIVATE GAIN.

 

ELECTORAL FRAUD [FRODE ELETTORALE] IS ILLEGAL INTERFERENCE WITH THE PROCESS OF AN ELECTION.

 

EMBEZZLEMENT [APPROPRIAZIONE INDEBITA] IS THEFT OF ENTRUSTED FUNDS.

 

A KICKBACK [TURBATIVA D’ASTA]IS AN OFFICIAL'S SHARE OF MISAPPROPRIATED FUNDS ALLOCATED FROM HIS OR HER ORGANIZATION

TO AN ORGANIZATION INVOLVED IN CORRUPT BIDDING.

 

AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE IS A COALITION AMONG SEEMINGLY ANTAGONISTIC GROUPS FOR AD HOC OR HIDDEN GAIN

 

[...] AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF OFFICIAL INVOLVEMENT IN ORGANIZED CRIME CAN BE FOUND FROM 1920S AND 1930S

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