Politicians Ruined by Financial Scandals
Filed under: Fraud
With great power comes great responsibility, said Voltaire, FDR, or Peter Parker's Uncle Ben, depending on who you believe. And, as rules-to-live-by go, it's a dandy. But few of our political leaders have taken it to heart, if the latest batch of scandals is anything to go by.
In Quebec the Charbonneau Commission investigating corruption is making headlines on a daily basis. And Toronto's mayor Rob Ford was forced to resign over allegations he misused his office to solicit charitable donations, a ruling he is currently appealing.
To see who we've put in our evolving Hall of Shame, check out our gallery of politicians whose careers have been ruined by financial scandals. And submit your ideas for politicians you'd like us to add to the list. We have no doubt there are many.