He said he believed it was dangerous to pay elected officials low wages and that public service demanded a lot of time.
The scandal was centered around a betting syndicate paying players and officials to fix the outcome of matches.
One must pay civil officials to keep them honest.
These are poorly paid officials engaging in an activity that has become central to life here: taking bribes.
Galardi admitted that he had paid various public officials between $200,000 and $400,000.
The bribes centered on city contracts for hauling construction debris; Christopher paid officials to allow him to dump debris in illegal areas.
I was surprised that he wasn't pushed a little harder on whether or not The Sun had, during his period as editor, paid public officials (meaning the police).
He also prevented the establishment of rival power bases by paying loyal officials in cash rather than land.
There was enough of both to provide an organisation and there would be paid officials.
The act makes it illegal for a US company to pay foreign officials to obtain or retain business.