You can't help but snicker at the sight of someone who seems physically incapable of using the active voice. Consider deadbeat dad and former nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security Bernie "Hey, she's your kid, not mine" Kerik, who spake thusly about employing a nanny that, oops, didn't seem to have all her paperwork in order:
"It has also been brought to my attention that for a period of time during such employment required tax payments and related filings had not been made."
You see how that works? It's not that "I did not make the required tax payments and required filings". It's that "the required tax payments and related filings had not been made." But, hey, that's what happens when, you know, mistakes are made.
UPDATE: OK, OK, it's passive "voice", not passive "tense". My bad. It's been that kind of lifetime.