Year in Review 2012: Scandalous Behavior

Controversy rocked some of the world's largest institutions—from the

military and the NFL to the Secret Service and the BBC. Some seemingly

untouchable pillars of their profession were tarnished by the scandals

of 2012.

The battle over the Michael Jackson estate and custody of his children (pictured L-R: Prince, Blanket and Paris) raged all summer, with siblings Jermaine and Janet trying to make peace with their mother, Katherine. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Jackson Family Fight
The battle over the Michael Jackson estate and custody of his children (pictured L-R: Prince, Blanket and Paris) raged all summer, with siblings Jermaine and Janet trying to make peace with their mother, Katherine. (Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell in this ISAF handout photo originally posted July 13, 2011. The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director Petraeus' affair with Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" from her to another woman and Petraeus was not the target of the probe, U.S. law enforcement and security officials told Reuters on November 10, 2012. (REUTERS/ISAF)
General David Petraeus affair
Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/U.S. Forces in Afghanistan General David Petraeus shakes hands with author Paula Broadwell in this ISAF handout photo originally posted July 13, 2011. The FBI investigation that led to the discovery of CIA Director Petraeus' affair with Broadwell was sparked by "suspicious emails" from her to another woman and Petraeus was not the target of the probe, U.S. law enforcement and security officials told Reuters on November 10, 2012. (REUTERS/ISAF)
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
New Orleans Saints' BountyGate
Sean Payton (pictured, right) and Gregg Williams were both suspended by the NFL after accusations that the New Orleans Saints instituted a bounty program to reward injuring opponents. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Stocks for JPMorgan Chase & Co. saw stocks drop in value nearly 20 billion, after the company disclosed its losses. Its stocks soon rebounded back to normal levels by autumn. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
JP Morgan/London Whale Loss Scandal
Stocks for JPMorgan Chase & Co. saw stocks drop in value nearly 20 billion, after the company disclosed its losses. Its stocks soon rebounded back to normal levels by autumn. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

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