One who robs or cheats the public has no one to repay and can never actually rectify his crime. However, he should do his best to work for the public welfare and supply public needs, in order that those from whom he stole can benefit indirectly. If he is able, he should also make a public confession and ask forgiveness.
How well do our government representatives, lobbyists and political donors follow such guidelines? —Rabbi Kerry Baker
Read the referenced article: http://www.aish.com/jl/i/fw/Jewish_View_of_Money.html