One fictional case illustrates betrayal of public trust. As argued by the Prosecution:
“The law is a wonderful thing, until it gets twisted into an absurdity. That is why the Civil Code provides: ‘In case of doubt in the interpretation or application of laws, it is presumed that the lawmaking body intended right and justice to prevail.’ (Article 10).
“If we are then to accept the theory of the defense, it is right and just and intended by our lawmakers that public officials take undue advantage of a bank secrecy statute to defeat their basic duty of accountability under the Constitution. That kind of reasoning is in, by, and of itself a betrayal of public trust. That is all.”
Yes, dear Bugs and Elmer. That’s all.