malfeasance

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malfeasance

Law the doing of a wrongful or illegal act, esp by a public official
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84) Corporate malfeasance across the nation has reached a point where legal scholars (85) and public lawyers (86) are pushing for increased criminal prosecution of corporate malfeasants.
He confirmed that extremist speeches do not do our Muslim communities any good, but on the other hand, eases the way for malfeasants to get into our communities and spread hatred and separate members of the Muslim family.
Rite Aid's risk management department, however, is trying to corral that and a much larger world of risk: young malfeasants buying nicotine patches or other over-the-counter medications to get high.