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Unformatted text preview: Paying a large tip to secure a better table in a restaurant is the same as offering a bribe in business to secure a contract is a statement that I happen to disagree with. If you are offering money to someone for a table at a restaurant I would think that you need to have something better to do with your money. Maybe try using it to buy a meal to take to a local shelter; it may make you feel much better than if you were sitting at a better table anyway. I guess that it is obvious I do not agree with the practice, but I do not think that they are both legally defined as a bribe. I went to law.com to look up the word Bribery and found the following definition (Bribery). The crime of giving or taking money or some other valuable item in order to influence a public official (any government employee) in the performance of his/her duties (Bribery). Bribery includes paying to get government contracts, giving a bottle of liquor to a building inspector to ignore a violation or grant a permit, or selling stock to a Congressman at a...
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- Spring '12