These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.
A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and the Indiana University estimates that corruption is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2 percent of those states’ average expenditures per year. Researchers studied more than 25,000 convictions of public officials for violation of federal corruption laws between 1976 and 2008 as well as patterns in state spending. Take a look at the 10 worst states for corruption:
Tennessee Highway Patrol/Twitter via CNN
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
David Becker/Getty Images
Tim Boyle/Getty Images
iStock / Graffizone
Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Marek Szczepanek/Wikimedia Commons
Jason Merritt/Getty Images
iStock / MartiSaiz
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.