Ethics Tests Not Working
We distinctly remember a number of these exact situations coming up on the on line Ethics Test:
- Even for a town that has turned payoffs into an art form, the operative uncovered brazen misconduct, investigators alleged.
City inspectors ignored problems, fabricated reports and sped up paperwork in exchange for envelopes of cash, work on their homes and tickets to skyboxes for Bulls games, the federal charges alleged. One inspector took $10,000 to approve two illegal basement units in a building, while another allegedly took $7,000 to "inspect" plumbing that was already covered by concrete, investigators said.
Local and federal authorities said the charges marked a new phase in an investigation dubbed Operation Crooked Code.
We thought that the Ethics Test was supposed to prevent this behavior. We didn't realize it was a "Bribes for Dummies" instruction manual. Someone needs to do a better job explaining all this stuff to us.