Corruption is characterized as the abuse of public resources, power and position to provide unfair advantage to individuals, families and friends. Common public resources that often pocketed by politicians are money, goods, medical aid funds and budget allocations.
Spiro Agnew was Vice President during the term of President Richard Nixon. He was in the position from January 1969 until his resignation in 1973. He resigned when a federal jury investigating his widespread graft had begun.