I think the lesson here might be "don't thwart the corruption of other politicians if you're not prepared to have your own corruption come to light".
I think that Plecas would have been in a better position if he had addressed the concerns directly with the staff and given them an opportunity to fix them. Instead it appears as though he allowed the abuses to continue while he ran his own little sting operation. He then went and made public criminal accusations against someone who has now been cleared of any wrongdoing. I fear that we will get no recovery against James and will be paying for the false allegations against Lenz. This could have been handled far more professionally with a better outcome.