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In 2009 alone, 1,082 individuals were charged nationwide with public corruption related prosecutions by the United States

Attorneys Offices. State and local officials made up 363 of those charged. In 2009, 1,061 individuals were convicted nationwide for public corruption related prosecutions by the United States Attorneys Offices.lviii Since 2000, Floridas three federal United States Attorneys Office districts had more public corruption convictions than any other states combined district totals.lix According to one witness who provided us the following diagram, Florida led the nation in the number of federally convicted public officials from 1998 through 2007.lx According to this testimony, Florida leads the next closest state, New York, by over an 8% margin.lxi

Convicted Public Officials 1998-2007

900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Fla N.J. P.R. Md. Guam N. D. Idaho Maine

N.Y D.C. Mich. Ariz Ark. Virgin Is. Kan. N. H.

Texas LA Miss. Ind. Colo. Alaska Utah Wyo.

Pa. Va. Mass. Wisc. W. Va Hawaii Ore. Vt.

California Ala. N.C. Conn. S. C. Nev. Iowa Neb.

Ohio Tenn. Ga. Okla. Minn. Del. N. M.

Ill. Ky. Mo. Wash Mont. S. D. R. I.

We also heard from a witness from FDLE who presented State of Florida public corruption arrests and convictions statistics since 2000 gathered by the Florida Statistical


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