A is for ACCOMPLICE

Definition: one associated with another especially in wrongdoing

“The ally industrial complex has been established by activists whose careers depend on the “issues” they work to address. These nonprofit capitalists advance their careers off  the struggles they ostensibly support. They often work in the guise of “grassroots” or “community-based” and are not necessarily tied to any organization.” From article called: Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex