Friday, June 20, 2014

Public Corruption Update: FBI Continues Efforts to Root Out Crooked Officials

The FBI web site offers the below piece:

The vast majority of public servants who work at the local, state, and federal levels of government are honest and dedicated folks who strive every day to do the right thing for their constituents, their communities, and their country.

Unfortunately, there is a small subgroup of public servants who, whether elected, appointed, or contracted, are only concerned about a very specific constituency—themselves. And because this type of corruption strikes at the heart of government, eroding public confidence and undermining the strength of our democracy, the investigation of public corruption is the FBI’s top criminal priority.

Currently the Bureau is working more than 4,000 public corruption cases around the nation with the help of our partners. Our investigative efforts pay off year after year—fiscal year 2013 alone saw approximately 1,200 federal indictments and informations against corrupt officials.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my Crime Beat column on the bug in the mayor's office and public corruption in Philadelphia via the below link: 

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