I'm listening to the news report of the Sandusky "scandal," on years long, systematic child abuse and cover up. Last week it was the Barclay's "scandal" on interest rate manipulation. The month before we had the latest in a string of JPMorgan "scandals."
I remember once there was a President who slept with his intern. This was a "crime" as in "high crimes and misdemeanors."
I don't think these words mean what the news media think they mean.