influence peddling

noun

  • Criminal Law

Definitions of influence peddling

  • the crime of using your influence in government or with people in authority to be treated better than you would otherwise, to obtain benefits or favours, or to obtain benefits, favours, or influence for another person or group (especially in return for money)

    He is the subject of an FBI investigation into influence peddling with regard to Brownback's KanCare program.