rakeoff

See: bribe, gratuity
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Trujillo built up the armed forces and gave them modern equipment, but he also encouraged graft, rakeoffs, and political interference.
So they are, reports US News & World Report, bribing universities with rakeoffs and other incentives to require students to get private loans.
Mayor Tiberi is at the center of accusations concerning, among other things, the secret financing of political parties through a highly organized system of corrupt rakeoffs and kickbacks on contracts, filling the electoral rolls with phantom voters, illegally allocating low-rent apartments in city-owned housing (reserved for the economically disadvantaged) to political cronies and the families of elected officials and giving hundreds of no-show municipal jobs to full-time workers for the RPR and its campaigns.