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malfeasance

[malfē′zəns]
Etymology: Fr, malfaire, to do evil
performance of an unlawful, wrongful act. Compare misfeasance, nonfeasance.

malfeasance (malfē´zəns),

n an act that one should not do at all or the unjust performance of some act that one has no right to do.
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The paper, "Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines is Safe," was published on June 6 and contains eight pages of evidence that the CDC has had knowledge of the vaccine preservative's neurological risks, yet continues to cover them up.
In general, the taxpayer needs to have purchased the investment from the person, or an agent of the seller, or entity that made the misrepresentation or committed the malfeasance.
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And while investigating government malfeasance is always difficult, Smith and her colleagues face an additional challenge: "In MSHA's continuing rollback of public information," they wrote," the agency is hiding timely information about mine injuries in the name of 'personal privacy/even though that same information is often publicly released in other sections of the MSHA website.
And how else to explain the nominations for so many mediocre performances, especially in the two actress categories, other than that they represented the good fight against sexual harassment, transgender prejudice, multinational malfeasance and those prigs who don't want us looking at naked English girls?
Lawrence Martin, writing in the Globe and Mail September 4, 2003: "These Liberals are the masters of malfeasance.
The limits of "respectable" conservative criticism of the UN, as defined in the Bolton controversy, are these: conservatives can condemn fraud, scandal, and malfeasance at the UN; they can condemn the world body for being weak; they can even agitate for relocating the world body's headquarters abroad.
NEC Business Network Solutions, the Texas company overseeing e-Rate, paid more than $20 million in penalties after it was shown the program was rife with malfeasance.
The rash of business scandals has raised the question of whether the malfeasance is the work of "a few bad apples" or symptomatic of widespread institutional breakdown.
Many might point to a whistleblower like Enron's Sherron Watkins, who helped blow the lid on major malfeasance within the company.
The AICPA joined six other professional associations in offering boards of directors, audit committees and corporate managers practical advice on preventing and detecting malfeasance ranging from unproductive behavior and minor theft to misappropriation of assets and falsified financial statements.