Study: Miami is the Fifth Most Corrupt City, Florida is the Fourth Most Corrupt State

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It almost seems as obvious as saying that Florida is sunny, or that it has a lot of oranges, but a new study confirms that we live in the fourth most corrupt state in the union.

University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs have found that we're the fourth most corrupt state based on the number of convictions of public officials over the past 25 years. Meanwhile, South Florida is the fifth most corrupt metro area in the nation, and is responsible for the majority of corruption in the state.

Between 1976 and 2010, Florida has had a total 1762 federal public corruption convictions. That works out to about 49 each and ever year. Though, Florida is a pretty big state, and when you rank the states based on convictions per capita we're only eighth. That's still top ten, though.

Unsurprisingly, much of the corruption emanates in South Florida. The Southern District of Florida, which includes Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, makes up 55 percent of those convictions in the past 25 years. That's 970 total, and makes us the fifth most corrupt metro area in America.

Of those convictions, 404 came between 2000-2009. That's a slight drop from the 437 in the '90s, but if the study only took into account convictions in the new millennium we'd be second of the list.

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Buddy Love07
Buddy Love07

If you ask me Miami just has too many honest prosecutors. Have you ever talked to a prosecutor from Tampa, Orlando, or Jacksonville... Good ol's boys every single one of them.

Lobbyists buy votes
Lobbyists buy votes

Many more elected officials would get indicted if the Herald and other local papers had budgets to hire investigative reporters.

Lobbyists buy elected officials votes.

Elishah
Elishah

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ELIYEL BEN ISRAEL
ELIYEL BEN ISRAEL

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Corruption+
Corruption+

There is no way a majority of County and City commissioners could vote to take over $3 BILLION from the taxpayers and divert it to benefit Jeffrey Loria, the Canadian owner of the Marlins, without someone getting a bribe or illegal campaign contributions. Ex-Commissioner now security guard Joe Sanchez? Disgraced ex-mayor Diaz? Bumbling idiot Bruno Barrerio?

Federal SEC investigates
Federal SEC investigates

The Federal Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the scam where disgraced Carlos Alvarez and disgraced Manny Diaz forced the corrupt and stupid commissioners to divert over $3 BILLION to the privately owned and foreign owned Marlins.

Bribes? Illegal campaign contributions?

Who investigates?
Who investigates?

Kathy Rundle is a HUGE reason there is so much corruption.

Bruno Barrerio? Andre Pierre? Rebecca Sosa? Dennis Moss? Jorge Gonzalez?

Buddy Love07
Buddy Love07

Hey Leave Andre Pierre out of this! He hasn't done anything wrong. If he did he would definitely be in jail already. 

occupytruth
occupytruth

If KFR did her job at the state attorneys office Miami would be number #1

Billboards = corruption
Billboards = corruption

Notice the billboards? Every one is the result of a billboard company buying off a elected official. Every one.

Corrupt elected officials
Corrupt elected officials

No surprise. With elected officials like Bruno Barrerio, Carlos Alvarez, Manny Diaz, Michelle Spence-Jones, Dorren Rolle and Marc Sarnoff of course Miami-Dade leads in corruption. Lobbyists and other criminals can do anything they want in ethics challenged South Florida.

rickyjeanfrancois
rickyjeanfrancois

wtf? youre going to write an article but not be bothered to at least include the top 10?Looking like the Miami Herald out here

Edgardamas
Edgardamas

Starting with politicians and attorneys.

zosocane
zosocane

In unrelated news, Florida is the 4th most populous state in the Union, and Miami-FTL is the 8th most populous MSA in the Union.

Mike Block CPA
Mike Block CPA

Thanks zosocane. Thank you for making it so obvious that Kyle Munzenrieder, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs were all far more interested in sensationalism than in writing something logical. 

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