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Quotes / Corrupt Bureaucrat

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"I'm only a poor corrupt official."
Captain Louis Renault, Casablanca

[about Ugarte] "I'm making out the report now. We haven't quite decided whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape."
Captain Louis Renault, Casablanca

"I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"
Captain Louis Renault (as he collects his winnings), Casablanca

"If you don't pay your water impost there isn't anything I can do about your water line being shut. I don't make the taxes."
As it happened, he had made this one, or at least made the suggestion to the City Prefect of the Port of Mos Eisley that the water impost be raised 25 percent. But, Trevagg reasoned, rubbing his head-cones as he listened once again to the Modbrek female's frantic plea for more time, she probably wouldn't have been able to come up with the original impost, so it probably didn't matter. What mattered was that now, through proper go-betweens of course, he'd be able to offer her a few thousand credits for her dwelling compound - which she'd be glad to part with after going without water or food for a couple of days - and rent it out by the room.