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George Washington Plunkitt declared that there is a difference between honest graft and dishonest graft He and other Tammany politicians engaged in honest graft They didnt steal a dollar from the city treasury They just saw their opportunities and took them within the law The dishonest graft was that the penny grabbing thieving politicians robbing the city treasury levying blackmail on diorderly house or working in with the gamblers and lawbreakers The actions of dishonest graft would against law An example of honest graft would be when Plunkitt knew that city was going to lay out a new park at a certain place he bought up all the land he can in the neighborhood After the board of this or that made its plan public the value of the land would increase He could get huge profit from the actions like that Another example would be he knew there was a new bridge they were going to build He bought as much property that had to be taken for approaches He sold at higher price later The last example of honest graft was an old granite blocks action hold by city George W Plunkitt bid and got 250000 fine paving stones with 250 by uniting his rivals The first example of dishonest graft would be politicians and city officials robbing and stealing the city money or property by using their political power Another example of dishonest graft would be city officials demanding the payoffs from prostitutes and gamblers with the promise that their businesses would not be shut down by the police
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