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)

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'Verily, such suspension (pending litigation) is aimed not merely to prevent the accused from intimidating witnesses or otherwise hamper the prosecution of the case, but also to prevent him from committing further acts of malfeasance in office,' the Ombudsman said.
3019 provide that "the court trying a case has neither discretion nor duty to determine whether or not a preventive suspension is required to prevent the accused from using his office to intimidate witnesses or frustrate his prosecution or continue committing malfeasance in office."
3019 that 'the court trying a case has neither discretion nor duty to determine whether or not a preventive suspension is required to prevent the accused from using his office to intimidate witnesses or frustrate his prosecution or continue committing malfeasance in office. The presumption is that unless the accused is suspended, he may frustrate his prosecution or commit further acts of malfeasance or do both.'
The announcement was made at the regular sitting of the Higher Judicial Council on the grounds of malfeasance in office.
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.Many members of the Interim Government, such as Omurbek Tekebaev and Almazbek Atambaev have declared their resignation from the Interim Government, but for some reason they continue signing decrees of the Interim Government.
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.
Despite such malfeasance in office, as late as the summer of 2003 the California media found car chases and celebrity murder cases more interesting.
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.) Rubinstein says closing the case because of insufficient evidence should not be interpreted as clearing Weizman.
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.
Borisov, Naydenov and Kokinov are also heard discussing options for obstructing court proceedings against Naydenov who faces charges of corruption and malfeasance in office.
Zlatanov was dismissed by the Sofia City Court over charges of malfeasance in office. He appealed the measure, but it was upheld by an appeals' court.