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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Department of Justice, investigating and prosecuting human trafficking, hate crimes and official misconduct cases around the country.
Heredia is under investigation for official misconduct (usurpacion de funciones publicas).
Mirkarimi avoided being removed from office when four Board of Supervisors members voted in October 2012 not to sustain Mayor Lee's official misconduct charges against him.
ON MAY I, following the death in police custody of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six police officers with a series of crimes ranging from official misconduct to murder.
John Steven Sharlow's attorney entered not-guilty pleas on his client's behalf to charges of fourth-degree assault and first-degree official misconduct, both misdemeanors.
He pleaded guilty on July 25 to a second-degree charge that he conspired to engage in a pattern of official misconduct, tamper with public records, and violate both the New Jersey Safe Drinking Water Act and the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act.
The officer is facing 14 criminal charges, including official misconduct and falsifying a police report.
Henry will be charged with grand larceny and official misconduct.
To prove the crime of Official Misconduct, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
Burnham pleaded guilty to charges of official misconduct, using his college-issued credit card for personal use and depositing a $20,000 student loan for his son into a personal bank account.
At a meeting of the faction Felix Kulov asked on the basis of what were all criminal cases referred to Prosecutor's Office if it deals only with official misconduct.
Fortunately, at least for New York, there is a state criminal statute similar to the honest services statute that does not likely suffer from the same infirmities as its federal counterpart: receiving reward for official misconduct in the second degree, Penal Law section 200.

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