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When an Elected Official Skirts the Law and Scandal Looms


This article offers examines the various ethical dimensions of a situation in which one of an agency’s own elected officials is violating the law and perhaps expects her agency to overlook the transgression(s). 

In addition to analyzing the ethics of applying the laws in an evenhanded manner, the article offers practical advice to those who are faced with the awkward task of assuring that the laws are enforced against one of the agency’s own leaders.  This includes ideas on strategies for dealing with the media on the issue.

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