SLIDESHOW: The Naughty List - Financial Edition
This one is just for Canadians. For all his efforts to make a mockery of the office of Mayor in Toronto, (driving while reading, commandeering an in-use street car just to give his football team a ride home and shutting out the Toronto Star from city hall) it was his use of his position to raise money for the Rob Ford Football Foundation that put him on the road to ruin. Using official city letterhead and city resources, he raised $3,150 and the city's Integrity Commissioner recommended in a report that Ford should pay back the money. With his trademark bullish audacity, he then participated in the discussion of the commissioner's report and the vote on whether he should have to pay back the money. This, even after Council-Speaker Sandra Bussin warned him that he would be in conflict of interest. Sure enough, the matter was brought before the courts and on November 26, 2012 the judge ruled he had indeed broken the law. But corruption is not a problem for Rob Ford for now because he is still in office until his appeal is adjudicated in January.