| Bribery |
|Influencing people by illicit gifts, very commonly of money.|
Bribery is generally illegal, and distinct from legal payments for good and services rendered.
Bribery cannot easily be definitively separated from payment for services rendered. Large "speaking fees" are an established norm in some cultures such as the US.
In 2019, US billionaire John Kapoor "was found guilty of running a wide-ranging scheme to bribe doctors nationwide by retaining them to act as speakers at sham events at restaurants ostensibly meant to educate clinicians about its fentanyl spray, Subsys."