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But they have a more corrupting influence on the democratic process in Central Europe, where government transparency, legislative oversight, and judicial independence are underdeveloped.
In Los Angeles, Lord Acton's famous saying about power corrupting needs to be tweaked: Here, it's money that corrupts, and massive amounts of money corrupt massively.
Gollum's initial encounter with the One Ring and its corrupting power are vividly and disturbingly depicted in the new movie's opening scene.
Spitzer got involved because of the success of the New York attorney general's office in investigating and punishing investment banks that were corrupting the equity research process.
I also reject the assertion that political contributions are, by their nature, corrupting.
2] Committing a criminal act under color of law [3] represents one example of corruption, while using one's law enforcement position for a de minimus, or insignificant, private gain may not necessarily rise to what reasonable persons will call a corrupt act, though it may be corrupting.
Socrates is brought up on charges of creating new gods and corrupting the youth of the nation.
Under the corrupting influence of the "precious" -- represented by the ring -- one of the gnomes has been transfigured into the sad, twisted character of Gollum, formerly known as Smeagol, before he became corrupt.
IN Los Angeles, the famous Lord Acton's saying about power corrupting needs to be tweaked: Here, it's money that corrupts, and massive amounts of money corrupt massively.
The corrupting influence of money is nothing compared to the corrupting influence of federal laws protecting incumbents from free speech.
Could it be that Curley's corrupting money has come to the valley even ahead of the Woodpeckers?