UA-40932197-1

Louisiana is the MOST corrupt state in the union for public officials

Shady business: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (right) and his attorney arrive at court in February. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of taking bribes and free trips in exchange for city contracts

Shady business: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (right) and his attorney arrive at court in February. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of taking bribes and free trips in exchange for city contracts

Louisiana has emerged as America’s most  corrupt state with the highest rate of convictions for people in public office,  official figures revealed this week.  Florida had the largest number of convictions in  the ten-year period at 618 but Louisiana came out ahead per head of population,  according to Business  Insider earlier this week.

The Southern state came top for public  corruption convictions with nine per 100,000 population. Overall Louisiana  convicted 403 public officials in the past ten years.

The Dakotas – North and South – came in second  and third place for corrupt public figures with Kentucky and Alaska close  behind.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not  guilty in February 2013 to charges he accepted more than $200,000 in bribes,  plus free trips and other perks in exchange for helping contractors secure  millions of dollars in work for the city.

The data was compiled by the Justice  Department, covering the period from 2002 until 2011.

California must be on the bottom of the list since our district attorneys seem to open cases, but fail to prosecute.

article-2412634-1BA466B4000005DC-113_634x762

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2412634/Louisiana-tops-list-countrys-corrupt.html#ixzz2e3CWOEE9 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Post Tagged with ,

Comments are closed.

About Melissa

I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

Copyright © 2011 - 2017 Urban Girl Media All Rights Reserved.