‘Indirect Bribes’ Went to Family Members of Officials in City Hall Corruption Case, Feds say
Financial benefits for family members are a familiar phenomenon in corruption cases, said John P. Pelissero, senior scholar in government at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Even if the money does not go directly to the public official, those payments can constitute a misuse of that official’s position, he said.
John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted by Los Angeles Times.
May 2, 2021
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