somebody in charge
of a job, when they have a conflict of interest. Often used to refer
to industry "self-regulation" or to putting
an industry insider on the board that
industry, e.g., appointing an executive
of Comcast as chairman
of the FCC.
Can also refer
to a similar problem
in private industry, e.g., putting
the manager of a failed project in charge
of the investigation into why the project failed.