influence-peddling

influence peddler

noun
a person who arranges to obtain favors, as government contracts, from high officials on behalf of others for a fee.

Origin:
1945–50, Americanism

influence peddling, noun
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influence peddler

noun
someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee) [syn: fixer
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