Bribery is the practice of using money to solicit cooperation from someone in a position of relative power. Bribery is most famously exercised on politicians by wealthy “interest groups,” however any illegal action that is solicited with the use of money could technically be bribery. Paying an elementary school teacher to provide unauthorized access to the children’s arithmetic scores could be considered bribery. In most cases, both the person offering and the person receiving the money are liable for bribery.