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  1. No-these are different things. Theft is a unilateral action: the thief simply takes something that is not his own, without asking anyone about it, and without getting any consent from anyone. And bribery is a fundamentally three-pronged act: there is one who gives a bribe, one who takes it, and one who suffers as a result. The bribe taker does not steal money, but receives it on a relatively voluntary basis from the payer. Also, the bribe taker does not steal from the victim, but, most often, uses the powers and resources given to him to solve tasks for which they are not provided, or in violation of the rules for using them. in case of bribery, the victim is the person who gave the bribe taker the authority to perform certain activities, and not the bribe giver. The bribe giver simply pays for what he needs, and the bribe taker takes this money and provides the action necessary for the bribe giver, counting the misuse of resources at his disposal. This is not at all like theft or fraud (which, by the way, is a two-way act: there is a fraudster and a victim who himself gives the fraudster some values, without receiving anything in return, i.e. he is simply deceived, but, unlike theft, the victim brings values himself).

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