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    I'd prefer if they threw the book at recipients of the bribes instead of the likes of Huffman. Here is my story from a communist country. When we married, both my wife and I lived in one room of a hostel/dorm type, she actually shared a room with three co-workers. A group of apartment buildings was being erected in town and there was a committee asigning who would be getting an apartment with a list of applicants way longer than available apartments. Yes, I bribed a couple of committee members.
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    While the people behind 400,000 opiod deaths get to give up some $.
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    4 more parents have pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    I'd prefer if they threw the book at recipients of the bribes instead of the likes of Huffman. Here is my story from a communist country. ..Yes, I bribed a couple of committee members.
    1) Im pretty sure they are also throwing the book at the recipients of the bribes. A number of coaches/admissions admin types were in the cross hairs and have been fired.

    2) As a general rule, wherever people see that their actual accomplishments and contributions are in no way proportional to their benefits / compensations, that is where corruption abounds and escalates. But it is not an absolutely necessary condition as there are always corrupt and corruptible people willing to take advantage of every situation to gain an unfair advantage over their fellowman.
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