[–] simone [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold settled a sexual harassment claim brought by a former staffer with $84,000 in taxpayer funds, according to a Politico report published Friday. $84,000!

Shouldn't that be a criminal act? Most of these cases of the state paying out for personal offences, should be criminal. That's theft, right?
The state is only responsible if the harassment is caused by, or condoned by, established policy. That is not the case for these allegations, so using state coffers to pay off the victims is stealing from work to pay a personal debt.

But, I doubt anybody is going to go to jail.

[–] simone [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)

Seems criminal to me. I agree with you, I doubt anyone will be held accountable for their actions.