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If the President's power to grant pardons is absolute, could he face any consequences?

Does the Presidential power to pardon include the power to avoid any consequences? Consider this hypothetical situation: An extremely rich individual (a US citizen) gets involved in a sordid love ...
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Pay a company to refuse business with a specific individual?

Can I pay an apartment complex to refuse business with a specific individual? Or more generally, can I pay any company to refuse business with any specific individual? I believe that this would be ...
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Is it illegal to pay someone to hire me? How about receiving money in exchange for hiring someone?

Is it illegal to pay someone to hire me? How about receiving money in exchange for hiring someone? Does this fall under criminal charges, and would it be considered bribery? In this hypothetical ...
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Can “positive news coverage” be considered a “thing of value” in a bribery case? Has it ever been prosecuted in the US before?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing several corruption charges. It's a complex, multi-faceted case, but at the heart of the indictment, is a bribery charge involving "positive news ...
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Is there any evidence of (attempted) bribery of Ukraine by Trump [closed]

I asked on out Politics site, Why is Trump not being impeached for bribery?, and one answer (with 5 upvotes currently) said The answer to this one is simple - the only logical reason to drop this ...
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Extortion, bribery or hush money?

Hypothetical: someone (Party A) hit or stole from another person (party B), and then a report was made to the police. Party A confesses to the police, but then offers money to the police detective (...
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What does the US Constitution mean by “bribery”?

The US Constitution mentions several specific crimes as impeachable offences. Among these is "bribery". In the English language as it existed at the time of the framers, did this single term refer ...
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Elements of bribery: what is a “thing of value”?

There is lately some suggestion that a US president who withholds aid to a foreign country on the condition that the foreign country investigate a political opponent constitutes bribery. The ...
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Is the restriction on receiving a “present” in the Emoluments Clause applicable?

The Emolument Clause: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept ...
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What laws would be broken if a university professor accepted money in exchange for better grades?

Suppose a student in an ordinary university offered $100 to his professor (or Teaching Assistant) in exchange for a five percentage point improvement in his grade. Suppose the professor/TA accepted it ...
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For a politician, is a lunch outing with Warren Buffet considered a $650,000 gift?

There is a story in the news about Nikki Haley (now former US ambassador to the UN) taking trips in a friend's (and political supporter's) private jet. See story: Watchdog wants investigation of ...
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Bribery? $1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh "The senator and her Republican colleagues are decrying the effort in Maine as attempted bribery, as attention shifts from Kavanaugh's ...
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When does a referral fee become bribery? (UK)

If a company makes an offer like this: Thanks for using the free product. If you think your company would benefit from the advanced features of the premium product, please tell the [person ...
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Could a wealthy person legally pay an elected official to resign?

Aside from morals and civic duty, what's stopping wealthy people from paying elected officials they do not like to resign? Would doing so be illegal in the United States? To a certain extent this ...
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Soliciting a bribe when both the parties are at the same “level”

Here is a scenario: You get punched by someone and he breaks your nose. You have the option of (a) going to the police and pressing charges (b) saying you won't press charges if he gives you x amount ...
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Why is the FBI rather than state investigators looking into these judges who take bribes?

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-374-28194-6 In personal injury cases in the U.S.A., large amounts of money can be involved and lawyers work for contingent fees. Thus it can be worth a lawyer's ...
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Accepting a bribe to secure evidence

Only a hypothetical question (series of questions), but I've heard that taking a bribe is illegal as of the moment the bribe is received. Since the source in question is far from a legal expert, I'm ...
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Is it legal to bribe an employee of a fully private company?

Let's say I go into Starbucks and slip an extra dollar to the barrista so that he gives me a slice of cake for free (just a small example). Is this legal according to criminal law? I know it's ...
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Abuse of power / official capacity / misuse of authority etc financial damage minimum?

A bit of context: Recently the Romanian Justice Ministry signed a executive order to change the penal code decriminalizing "abuse of power" if the damage is less than 200000 RON (Aprox: 50.000 USD / ...
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Is it illegal for someone holding a public office in the United States to accept money intended as a bribe if they do not act on the bribe?

Theoretically say that an individual is offered a bribe from someone to not do action X. The individual accepts the money, but does action X anyways. The bribe was, obviously, not part of a legally ...
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Liability for knowing about bribe offered by a channel partner

In the USA, anti-bribery laws prohibit a company from offering bribes or kickbacks to government officials. If a channel partner of U.S. company X offers a bribe, would X be held liable if it knew ...