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The aborted bribery event of U.S. Senator Larry Pressler

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Analysis of the FBI’s undercover interview with Senator Pressler highlights the usefulness of the structure and flow of a bribery speech event. The first two phases, problem and proposed ... More


The business transaction event that morphed into a bribery event: The case of Texas state legislator Billy Clayton

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The FBI’s Brilab (bribery labor) sting operation mixed the three different speech events of a business transaction, a campaign contribution, and bribery in ways that confused the participants. The ... More


The camouflaged bribery events of businessmen Kenneth McDonald and Milton McGregor

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Camouflaging occurs when the agents or cooperating witnesses try to hide their crime by making it appear legal when actually it is not. In McDonald’s case, even though the bribery speech event’s ... More


The crystal-clear bribery events of U.S. Congressmen Ozzie Myers and Richard Kelly

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

To provide a touchstone indicating a felicitous bribery speech event, this chapter reviews two FBI Abscam sting cases of the 1980s. The structure and flow of the speech events in these cases provide ... More


The bribery event that continued after the target said “no”: The case of U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This case is an example of how an undercover agent never managed to reach the bribery speech event’s necessary phase 4 completion. The problem phase was clear enough. The FBI agent posing as an Arab ... More


The bungled rejection of a bribery event by Nevada brothel commissioners John Poli and John McNown

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Fearing that a madam requesting a brothel license was actually from the mob, the commissioners naively thought that they could clarify this by asking her for a bribe. Their meeting was an unusual ... More


The manipulated bribery event of businessman Paul Manziel

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this complex bribery case the police gave a local handyman unsupervised rein for ten days to tape record Bobby Joe Manziel agreeing to participate in a drug related crime. As an afterthought, the ... More


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