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Study ranks Louisiana in top 10 in corruption

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Louisiana ranks No. 10 in the country for federal public corruption convictions between 1976 and 2010. Louisiana ranks No. 10 in the country for federal public corruption convictions between 1976 and 2010.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A new report on corruption in Illinois, especially Chicago, sheds light on Louisiana's problems with the issue.

According to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute of Government and Public Affairs, the Bayou State ranks No. 10 in the country in federal public corruption convictions by state between 1976 and 2010.

During that time, there have been 906 total corruption convictions in Louisiana.

However, the state jumps to No. 2 as most corrupt when the statistics are measured per capita.

The report ranks Washington, DC as most corrupt per capita.

When broken down by district, researchers put New Orleans at No. 15.

Chicago was identified as the most corrupt district.

This report comes on the heels of information about an investigation into former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Federal authorities are reportedly looking into allegations Nagin accepted free trips and gratuities while in office.

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