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US cities react in fury to FCC's $2bn break for 5G telcos: We'll be picking up the tab, say officials

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: Money, Money, Money

"IMHO, this institutionally organized bribery has corrupted the entire US Federal government. How does this work in your country?"

In the UK such dark money would almost certainly be considered "election funding" and would be illegal, but whether the beneficiaries would actually be penalised is another matter entirely. A substantial part of the funding for Leave in the Brexit vote has been declared illegal and the person who gave the cash has been fined but those who received it have not and the referendum decision stands. In addition, the person who was fined may yet have the fine paid by sympathisers, who can write it off as the cost of doing business.

It is not yet clear whether or not these sympathisers include foreign kleptocrats. If true, then they got a bargain because for under 1 million outlay they've caused many billions of costs for their enemies. If false, then they missed a trick but got lucky because someone else did it for them.

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