The Justice Department's Public Integrity Section tracks public corruption convictions for each of its districts throughout the country. Governing compiled state totals from 2001 to 2010, the most recent available data.
Totals represent convictions for those working in all levels of government, along with private citizens involved in corruption cases. For further information on the data and caveats regarding what is not considered, please refer to this blog post on the numbers.Click a state in the map below to display annual corruption convictions data:
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau
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A study finds that more corrupt states spend more money on construction, highways and police protections and less on health, education and other public services.
The long-running inquiry into money or gifts to lawmakers was dropped after state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane took office early last year.
The former mayor of Detroit was sentenced today after being convicted for public corruption.
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his longtime contractor friend Bobby Ferguson were convicted of racketeering and extortion, marking an end to a more than decade-long public corruption investigation.
Federal agents arrested Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack Monday morning for allegedly collecting nearly $120,000 in bribes related to a parking garage project.
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Democratic Rep. Derrick Smith of Chicago faces expulsion for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe, a charge that arose from a federal sting in which authorities said they caught him on tape accepting $100 bills from a campaign aide working undercover for the FBI.
Former Gov. George Ryan has less than a year left to serve on his 6 1/2-year sentence for racketeering and fraud convictions.
Bringing an official end to one of the most notable political careers in Alabama history, a federal judge resentenced former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman to six and a half years in prison on bribery and conspiracy charges.
Cudahy Mayor David M. Silva steps down. A councilman and the former head of code enforcement are also accused of taking money from a marijuana clinic owner.
A Nebraska city official has been charged with felony theft for allegedly taking nearly $1,000 from a fund for senior citizen meals and spending it at Victoria Secret and a liquor store, among other places, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
U.S. Rep David Rivera won't be charged with a state crime in Florida following a more than year-long investigation of the Republican's finances, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
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A report released by the Center for Public Integrity says New Jersey has the lowest risk of corruption among all 50 states, thanks to laws enacted in response to its tainted past. Overall, 45 states received average, below average or failing grades.