The Government of Flint, Michigan knowingly poisoned the public drinking water with lead.
And when numerous tests (of both the government drinking water and the blood lead levels of children in the City) showed high lead levels, the government officials concealed and covered up their crimes.
When the poisoned water became a major news story, some government leaders exploited political divisions. Democrats (who controlled every office in Flint) blamed the Republican governor some 50 miles away in Lansing.
Donation money poured in from concerned citizens everywhere. The donations were intended to fix the polluted government water system.
But now a lawsuit alleges that the mayor of Flint diverted donation money intended to fix the water crises into a political account supporting the mayor. See here.