official misconduct

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official misconduct

n. improper and/or illegal acts by a public official which violate his/her duty to follow the law and act on behalf of the public good. Often such conduct is under the guise or "color" of official authority. (See: official)

official misconduct

noun criminal conduct by a public official, criminal conduct by an administration's member, dereliction of performance in office, deviation from rectitude, dishonest management, failing to uphold a sworn oath of office, failure in office, guilty act while a pubbic official, illegal act, illegality by a public official, improper conduct by a public official, impropriety by a public official, maladministration by a public servant, malfeasance by a pubbic servant, misadministration by a public servant, misconduct by a public official, misdeeds by a public official, misfeasance by a public official, misgovernment, misguidance by a public official, mismanagement by an office holder, misprision by an office holder, nonfeasance by an office holder, offenses while in office, transgressions by an office holder, turpitude by an office holder, wrongdoing, by a public official
Associated concepts: unlawful gratuities
See also: crime, criminality, delict, guilt, misfeasance, offense
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The announcement was made at the regular sitting of the Higher Judicial Council on the grounds of malfeasance in office.
alleging malfeasance in office and violation of the laws intended by the legislature to encourage and assist private industry to provide the hazardous waste management services needed by the state.
The bribery charges fell outside the 5-year statute of limitations and could not be pursued, and police did not uncover enough evidence for an indictment for malfeasance in office.
Applicants must be United States citizens 18 or older, a county resident for at least one year, and never have been convicted of a felony or malfeasance in office.
On May 27 Sofia City Court put on hold the case against Tomov for malfeasance in office, because he has declared his candidature for the European Parliament at the June 7 elections.
Some member of the Interim Government of Kyrgyzstan commit a malfeasance in office, signing the decree on deprivation of the immunity of the first President of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev, stated representative of Akaevs family, lawyer Ikramilin Aitkulov during the press conference in AKI press on August 19.
A recall should be reserved for malfeasance in office, not because one disagrees with an elected official's policy-making decisions," retired Judge William Stephens said.
Pengezov was temporarily removed from the post of Chair of the Sofia Appellate Court after he was charged with malfeasance in office related to the implementation of an EU-funded project under the operational program "Administrative Capacity" for an information system of the military courts in 2009.
Lechkov, who had been charged with malfeasance in office during his term in office as Mayor of Sliven and was acquitted by the Sliven District Court and the Burgas Appellate Court.
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An appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the chair of Bulgaria's Commission on Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest (CPACI) over charges of malfeasance in office.
An appeals court is expected to rule on Tuesday on the dismissal of the chair of Bulgaria's Commission on Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest (CPACI) over charges of malfeasance in office.