You have a civil "servant", a Mr. Pierre Baillargeon who works for the Ministry of transport. He's in prison for fraude right now.
The government was expropriating people to build a highway. Mr. Baillargeon inflated the value of a friend's property to $285,000 from the $55,900 it was actually worth. When the government found out (in 2003) they fired the guy and took him to court. He was condemned to six months in prison a week ago. Which means he'll be out in about a month.
Now here's the good part. The gentleman has initiated several greivances against the government, and his union is doing its utmost to help him:
1) He is contesting his firing. (Dude, on what grounds? Fraude!! OK, not a huge fraud, just a few hundred tousand, but seeing as you put MY money in your pocket you owe ME! And firing is just too good for the likes of you you slug.)
2) He is demanding payment of overtime hours for the time spent travelling from his home in Drummondville to his workplace in Trois-Rivières. (The goverment closed its Drummondville office, forcing him to work in Trois-Rivières. You know, there is such a thing as finding another job. You chose to stay, the government, um... I do not owe your overtime because you chose to travel and hour to and from work. I do it on the bus every freaking day. Get the hell over yourself you putz)
3) His third demand is that the government pay for his lawyer. (Well hell, why not? Perhaps the taxpayers can also have your meals catered and a call girl provided while you're spending your month in prison?)
It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. If the "Tribunal du travail" (Labour Court), where this will be heard - along with the Government's demand that he pay back the money he stole plus interest, comes down on this creep's side, I'm finding a desert island to retire to, because humanity is just too damn stupid.
Of course, even if he loses and the Government wins, the taxpayers will no doubt never see a bloody penny of that money again.