official misconduct

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
References in periodicals archive ?
McMahon said Wood is accused of breaching his "fiduciary duty" but not of official misconduct.
Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba was also alleged to have committed policy corruption and engaged in conflict of interest and official misconduct.
In addition to receiving two counts charges related to the endangerment of a child's well-being and official misconduct, Maria could face 50 years in prison.
Earlier this year, demonstrators also took to the streets to protest governmental initiatives to decriminalize official misconduct.
KARACHI -- Sindh Inspector-General (IG) of Police Allah Dino Khawaja informed the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday that action had been initiated against 12,000 police officers involved in official misconduct and criminal activities.
On February 10, 2015, the grand jury indicted Peter Liang for Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Criminally Negligent Homicide along with assorted Assault, Official Misconduct and Reckless Endangerment charges.
Bernice Williams-Kimbrough, district director for the EEOC's Atlanta District Office, added, "Unfortunately, too many employees are discouraged from asserting their rights due to official misconduct such as this.
BAGHDAD, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- A number of Iraqi federal police officers have been arrested and referred to judiciary over official misconduct against civilians in Mosul city, the Iraqi Cabinet announced Thursday.
Hasselman found probable cause to charge Pishioneri with theft in the second or third degree, and with official misconduct in the first degree.
If a public officer is charged with misconduct while performing his [or her] official duties and while serving a public purpose, the public has a primary interest in such a controversy and should pay the reasonable and necessary legal fees incurred by the public officer in successfully defending against unfounded allegations of official misconduct.
Why is it that he would rather come off as flouting the law, risking the sense of justice and fairness that the public demands from such a flagrant case of official misconduct, to protect a cabal of apparently murderous policemen?
Lithuanian Finance Minister Vilius Sapoka has sacked Dainoras Bradauskas, head of the State Tax Inspectorate (STI), after a commission set up by the ministry recommended firing him for corrupt activities and gross official misconduct.

Full browser ?