Re: Don't trust those with purse strings!
Not money, *greed*.
The subtle difference is that you can have enough money. Here, he clearly wants something (a yacht, a fancy house, a mistress, f-u money to go travel the world, whatever he's seen on TV to make it desirable), these sums are not so huge as to be for simply collecting money for money's sake.
Swapping people out isn't the fix, that just breeds inconsistency. Each new IT director taking things off in a new direction simply to 'own' the decision process. Sure its a bad decision, but its *their* decision, its not the company on autopilot.
The thing to do is to prosecute these "you have to do me a favor though" events as a deterrent. Throw them in prison, even if they're rich old white guys covered in fake tan. Let them rot, so the others screwing over their companies are deterred from heading down that route.
The reason white collar crime is so prevalent is because its mostly unpunished. Fix that and you fix white collar crime.