Abuse of Power

Abuse of Power

Improper use of authority by someone who has that authority because he or she holds a public office.

Abuse of power is different from usurpation of power, which is an exercise of authority that the offender does not actually have.

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Gangnam-gu Office has been grappling with a leadership vacuum since its head was arrested on charges of embezzlement and abuse of power.
who are fed up with this administration's abuse of power, and who are looking for a space to come together and resist,' the lawmaker said.
KARACHI -- Aeisha Warsey today on instructions of PTI senior Vice President sindh Haleem Adil Sheikh visited Awami Colony, District Malir, incident of police violence and abuse of power had taken place.
Yes, there are different levels of abuse of power in the workplace, some much more serious than others, but where do we draw a line?
Shahbenderian was found guilty for a total of 112 counts of taking bribes and abuse of power, for a total gain of AaAaAeA@1/416,000 over thr years, from 2010 to 2013.
Summary: Panaji (Goa) [India], July 02 (ANI): The Congress Party has strongly condemned the public meeting held by the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Goa Dabolim Airport complex, branding it as a complete abuse of power.
An investigation has also been launched against five judges of the Administrative Court and four members of the State Election Commission for abuse of power in 2013.
Abuse of power does not only involve those people who hold some sort of public office.
The First Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin said Zhou was sentenced after being tried on May 22 on charges of receiving bribes, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.
Myrzakmatov considered the criminal charges on abuse of power, in particular, violations in the construction of the elevated bridge, the political persecution.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Tbilisi City Court has sentenced former Georgian prime minister and minister of the interior, Vano Merabishvili, to three years in prison for abuse of power in a murder case.
BANGKOK -- A court ousted Thailand's prime minister on Wednesday for abuse of power, accomplishing what anti-government demonstrators have sought to do for the past six months and further widening the country's sharp political divide.