Despite this sordid picture, the leadership of DC 37 voted last week against direct elections by the members of top union officers.
Yet their works continued to draw audiences; no matter how bizarre the plots, how filled with sordid family squabbles, the ghetto dwellers regarded them as a form of documentary.
Add to that you have the tax dodge of offshore accounts and you have a rather sordid picture.
After the fall of communism, part of the peace dividend that the free world enjoyed was the moral relief of being able to withdraw from such sordid partnerships.
The law must contemplate the full and often sordid scope of social reality.
But you'll bristle at the wasted resources and moral compromises involved in the whole sordid mess.
The bodybuilding lifestyle as portrayed by these publications is sordid and distasteful.
The Dutroux case, which uncovered a sordid picture of judicial and political corruption, implicated the highest levels of Belgian society.
Although outsiders view the pairing as sordid and unsavoury, the couple cling together, finding solace in this unlikely romance.
After 18 months of complaining to various authorities and writing to the Craven Herald, the town hall entrance is still filthy and sordid .