Popular now on WCYB.com

America's most corrupt states

POSTED: 1:44 PM Oct 01 2013   UPDATED: 11:29 AM Jun 11 2014

These states are hotbeds for public corruption, according to a new study.

Jail, prison generic1
1 / 11
Ferre' Dollar/CNN

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:

Around The Watercooler

Hitchbot

Hitchhiking robot gets beheaded in U.S.

This is why we can't have nice hitchhiking robots.

Chicken rooster blurb

Massachusetts chicken will get a prosthetic leg

A hen owned by a Massachusetts woman who specializes in chicken rehabilitation and rescue is getting fitted with a prosthetic leg.

Hong Kong protest

Hong Kongers protest 'breast assault' ruling

Forget umbrellas: The newest symbol of protest in Hong Kong is the bra.

That's what dozens of angry citizens wore Sunday in a demonstration against what they say is an absurd and sexist ruling: The sentencing of a female protester to three and a half ...

Police lights file

Cops: Grandma was getaway driver in robbery

A New Jersey grandmother was charged with possession of stolen property, after she allegedly was the wheel woman for her grandson and his friend during a robbery, the New York Daily News reported.

Full moon for blue moon story

Rare blue moon comes Friday

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."

advertisement

Email Sign-Up

advertisement