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The president of a construction company was arrested for bribery after offering the mayor $100,000 to accept his company's bid to build the new stadiumHe was arrested after trying to bribe a policeman who had stopped him for speeding.

The president of a construction company was arrested for bribery after offering the mayor $100,000 to accept his company's bid to build the new stadium.

The President apparently accepted a bribe of over $350,000 from a corporation hoping to get a major contract with the government.

The little boy bribed his sister with a chocolate bar not to tell their mother that he had lost his new watch.

Unfortunately, corruption and bribery seem to be common in governments the world over.

My teenage sister made me an apple pie as a bribe to keep quiet about her new boyfriend.

The teacher actually bribes the children into good behavior by giving them a little star each day they do all their homework.

There is a Swahili proverb which observes that bribery is the enemy of justice.

Thoreau once said that there is no bribe that will tempt a wise man.

We got stopped by police for speeding, but were able to bribe the cop into tearing up the ticket by giving him $50.

Almost 200 members of Parliament were investigated in a bribes scandal in Italy in the early 1990s.

He got stopped by a policeman for going through a red light while on vacation there, but was able to avoid a ticket by bribing the cop with $20.

In 1976, the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation admitted it had bribed senior government officials in the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden and Italy.

The student tried to bribe his English teacher into passing him, but the teacher refused and reported the incident to her supervisor.

Thornton Wilder once suggested that marriage is a bribe to make a housekeeper think she's a householder.

Discussion question: Is bribery and corruption a problem in the government or police force of your country?

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