In recent decades one of the worst offenders has been Anglesey County Council.
Until the Welsh government finally intervened, it had been run by a gang dominated by former leader Gareth Winston Roberts, OBE.
In September 2016, one of the gang — former housing director John Arthur Jones — finally went to prison.
But it wasn’t the police or public watchdogs who brought him to book.
It took the might of Britain’s airforce to shoot him down.
Jones was gaoled for 18 months for endangering RAF training flights at the Mona Airfield near Llangefni.
He was incensed that these flights were putting off potential purchasers of plots at his Parc Cefni development.
See The Fall Of John Arthur Jones for more on an incredible tale.
The Rebecca investigation into this council is one of the deepest ever undertaken into a British council — even the titles of the articles make disturbing reading.
Rebecca has tried to put another bent former councillor, David Lewis Roberts, behind bars.
Roberts’ blatant attempt to corrupt the planning system is told in the The Case of the Corrupt Councillor.
Anglesey’s own standards committee branded him corrupt but our attempts to persuade North Wales Police to investigate Roberts have failed.
See May The Farce Be With You for more…