ethically challenged

ethically challenged

Dishonest, corrupt, or otherwise unethical in behavior. Though many suspected the governor of being ethically challenged, it wasn't until evidence of a bribery scheme emerged that any legal action was taken against him.
See also: challenged
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Ruth Guerra, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said in a statement that Castro is "another ethically challenged politician who is more concerned about self-promotion than governing.
As a NP, you must decide whether the potential client is someone with whom you share an emotional bond that could potentially render you ethically challenged or emotionally at risk of not maintaining an objective and therapeutic relationship.
Though they deprived him of a committee chairmanship, they allowed him to remain on the council, perhaps because they are so ethically challenged themselves.
The commission put the college on probation, saying its board is dysfunctional and ethically challenged.
Or, possibly considering whether being forced to send money yearly to an integrated state bar in order to practice law might be far worse, when that bar makes it clear they have no intention of supporting a much-needed overhaul of the morally corrupt and ethically challenged, not to mention intellectually dishonest, method we currently have for judging expert testimony in medical malpractice cases.
And things will likely get worse before they get better for Murray, as speculation is rampant that the ethically challenged McLaughlin will cut a deal with prosecutors and deliver a bigger fish, whether through fact or fiction.
Examples are provided and show why attorneys are ethically challenged in this process and how some veterans never receive the full benefits to which they are entitled.
A question for you bosses out there: If your supremely talented and popular but ethically challenged subordinate had done what Petrino acknowledges he has done, would suspending said subordinate and docking his pay big time have been sufficient to 1) protect your business from embarrassing, time-consuming and expensive lawsuits and 2) rescue your business' reputation?
Conservative and ethically challenged activist Jarnes O'Keefe is back in the news, once again, manufacturing edited videos to make a case he can't produce with existing facts.
The lobbyists had received a low rating in the 2008 poll, while 63 percent of respondents ethically challenged telemarketers and car sales people in 2002 and 1988.
While there is an element of schadenfreude in the discomfort of some well known journalists being revealed as ethically challenged individuals, no crime seems to be evident, at least from the tapes so far released.
Ethically challenged physicians, facing rigors of competing for diminishing payment for services, may also increasingly decide that sham peer review is a good way to eliminate the competition.
The conflicts of interest between Wall Street investment banks and their clients, the unscrupulous mortgage lenders giving large sums of money to borrowers unable to repay the loans, a car company not immediately disclosing serious problems with its vehicles, a coal mine operating under dangerous conditions, and a state attorney general repeatedly misrepresenting the nature of his Vietnam service--all represent a quick sampling of ethically challenged and sometimes illegal behavior occurring every day in the marketplace.
The ethically challenged attorney played by William Hurt in Body Heat ends up in jail after falling for the passion of Kathleen Turner.
Biden's first presidential campaign in 1988 had exposed him as, shall we say, ethically challenged.