Concepts; Bribery, Cronyism, Economics of corruption, Nepotism, Slush fund, Plutocracy, Political scandal
Kleptocracy, (from Greek: κλέπτης - kleptēs, "thief" and κράτος - kratos, "power, rule", hence "rule by thieves") is a form of political and government corruption where the government exists to increase the personal wealth and political power of its officials and the ruling class at the expense of the wider population, often without pretense of honest service.
...Kleptocracies are generally associated with corrupt forms of authoritarian governments, particularly oligarchies, or some other forms of autocratic and nepotist government in which no outside oversight is possible, due to the ability of the kleptocrat(s) to personally control both the supply of public funds and the means of determining their disbursal. [and the press]
Kleptocratic rulers typically treat their ...treasury as though it were their own personal bank account, spending the funds on luxury goods as they see fit. [GPAC, Aquatic Center and some "economic incentive grants"
..."rule by thieves".
Not an "official" form of government (such as democracy, republic, monarchy, theocracy), the term is a pejorative for governments perceived to have a particularly severe and systemic problem with the selfish misappropriation of public funds by those in power.
The effects of a kleptocratic regime or government are typically adverse in regards to the faring of the economy, political affairs and civil rights.
...As the kleptocracy normally embezzles money from its citizens by misusing funds derived from tax payments, or money laundering schemes, a kleptocratically structured political system tends to degrade nearly everyone's quality of life.
In addition, the money that kleptocrats steal is often taken from funds that were earmarked for public amenities, such as the building of hospitals, schools, roads, parks and the like - which has further adverse effects on the quality of life of the citizens living under a kleptocracy.
The quasi-oligarchy that results from a kleptocratic elite also subverts democracy (or any other political format the state is ostensibly under)."