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I surely hope that my theory is not true, though, and that bribing Kongregate is not really a punishable offence despite the fact that its leader is a politician.
In that case, I have good news for you. You’re totally wrong.
A political action group is not a politician. The group does not hold public office (and neither do its members or leaders) so there’s no way to “bribe” them in a legal sense. Also, I think that the way campaign finance laws have been interpreted, you can send as much money as you like to political action groups – directly, with no need for Kongregate to be a middleman.
Furthermore, even if someone in Kongregate WAS an actual politician, that wouldn’t matter, because that’s not why the money is being paid (assuming that money IS being paid.) MMO developers aren’t looking for political favors from Kongregate employees; they just want their game to be promoted, which has nothing to do with politics.
And just think for a second. If your theory were true, everyone who ever bought Kreds would be guilty of “bribery”. Did you tip your cab driver? He’s a member of a union which has its own PAC; do you really think that would be bribery? Do you think that would change even if he were the president of the union?