The world of business is rife with dark and clandestine schemes meant to ensure that deals proceed more quickly—and more advantageously to the palm-greaser—than they otherwise would. Business Bribes: Corporate Corruption and the Courts details two dozen of the most important and interesting U.S. judicial opinions dealing with commercial bribery, both domestic and foreign. The industries involved include agriculture, women’s handbags, and Indian casinos, and the deals take place from Alaska to Florida and, around the globe, from Venezuela to Hungary and Azerbaijan. The bribes in these cases, numerous and generous, take the form of cash, stock, shares of future profits, vouchers, stock options, wire transfers, luxury vacations, and a wide range of other financial incentives.
This collection of tales from the world of bribery litigation is sure to enlighten, inform, and entertain.