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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After acclaimed performances in "Cross Creek," ''Sweet Bird of Youth" and other dramas, Torn turned to comedy to capture his Emmy as the bombastic, ethically challenged television producer in "The Larry Sanders Show." Created by and starring Garry Shandling, HBO's spoof of TV talk shows aired from 1992 to 1998 and is widely credited with inspiring such satirical programs as "30 Rock" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Headed into a possible impeachment battle, the most ethically challenged president of modern times -- prone to cruelty, bigotry, vanity, adultery and serial deception -- is depending on religiously conservative voters for his political survival.
In the end I felt ethically challenged in continuing to participate within the departmental status quo.
'Moreover, Nigerians are already apprehensive that the supervising minister might become ethically challenged like Adeosun, following allegations of forgery against her in the social media where the public already raising queries of alleged incongruities between her claimed date of birth and dates of educational qualifications.
Trump is a reality TV personality motivated by money, focused obsessively on self, ethically challenged, never acknowledging fault, blaming others for every trouble, and unable to tell truth from fiction.
Those staying are accused of being ethically challenged.
Tribune News Service GOOD riddance to the ethically challenged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who brandished his abuse of power as if it were a badge of honour.
In 2014, the billionaire investor Peter Thiel described Uber as the most "ethically challenged" company in Silicon Valley.
Avoid marginal, non-transparent, hard selling, undercapitalised, ethically challenged private developers like the plague.
"The Australia-United States alliance has become much more immediately salient since the election of Donald Trump - manifestly, the most ill-informed, underprepared, ethically challenged and psychologically ill-equipped president in the United States history," said Evans, who is now the chancellor of the Australian National University.
Two other actors/characters also get a chance at self-parody, Tsui points out: indie fixture Mercedes Cabral, who plays a caregiver/aspiring actress, and acclaimed filmmaker Lav Diaz, who portrays a sleazy, ethically challenged manager.
On the Democratic side, there is Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist senator from Vermont, and Clinton, the ethically challenged former first lady, New York senator, and Secretary of State.
More than $1 billion of federal student aid and guaranteed loans went to ethically challenged for-profits during the early to mid-1980s, Angulo says, and fines escalated into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
TUESDAY THE GUARD FILM4 11.10PM Brendan Gleeson shines as an ethically challenged cop on the Irish west coast whose life of corruption is interrupted when strait-laced Fed Wendell (Don Cheadle) arrives hoping to bust an international drugs ring.
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."