While many artistic figures were perhaps hampered by their own creativity in tackling the relentless rote learning required by the exam system, others succumbed to the temptation to cheat, and suffered the consequences of being caught. The renowned Ming period painter, Tang Ying, resurrected his career through his painting after his hopes of an official position were shattered when he was caught cheating in the exam hall. Before winning influential friends and patrons through his talent, Tang was reduced to poverty as a consequence of his dishonesty.
There’s more. "Although never issuing any direct orders, the officer requested his subordinates to perform many personal services such as caring for his dog, shopping for athletic gear, and repairing his bicycle." And there’s this: the senior officer – who presumably makes in excess of $150,000 a year — asked subordinates to loan him "thousands of dollars in payments out of their personal funds." While he repaid them later, officers can’t essentially ask subordinates for personal loans – a fairly obvious violation of ethics guidelines for officers.