malfeasance

Mal-fee-sens | /ˌmælˈfiːsəns/

n – Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official and causing damage.

“Reporters have long been the last bastion against tyranny, wrongdoing and malfeasance.”

From Old French malfaisance, derived from malfaire, maufaire (“to do evil”), from Latin malefaciō (“I do evil”), from male (“evilly”) + faciō (“do, make”).