Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Damaged Car Wash Signage, Baton Rouge LA 10/2007
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Louisiana tops nation in corruption, report says

Louisiana is the most corrupt state in the nation, according to an analysis of government data. Corporate Crime Reporter based the ranking on the annual report from the U.S. Justice Department's Public Integrity Section. According to the analysis, there were 7.67 public corruption convictions per 100,000 Louisiana residents. That's a conviction per 100,000 more than Mississippi, which was ranked second. Russell Mokhiber, editor of Corporate Crime Reporter warned that the study was not a complete look at public corruption by each state, in that it only includes convictions that come from federal prosecution and not from state district attorneys or the attorney general's office. But Mokhiber warned that in the most corruptstates, public trust in politicians and government were being undermined.
Baton Rouge Business Report 10/9/2007


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