The soldiery had never forgiven Massena his peculations after the capture of Rome.
Peculations and disorderly conduct in the senate were the offences charged against Shafirov, and with some justice.
Thus by 1700 nepotistic plunder had practically ceased, and with the exception of the magnificent peculations of Cardinal Coscia under Benedict (1724-1730), the central administration of finance has been usually considered honest.
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