Start a “Foundation”
suckers donors to give it money. Possibly give these donors some consideration in other business dealings since you are a connected government official yourself.
Spend most of the donations to pay salaries of the “Directors”…many of whom do little or nothing for the salaries…but who are connected and often influential government people or other powerful and influential folks. Plus, of course, your family members.
One hand washes the other, as they say….
Look at how well it worked for the Clinton Foundation in Hati…..