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04/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Louisiana Beats Illinois For Most Corrupt State Honors

[F]or genuine, savory, infused-in-the-gumbo style public venality, Louisiana still has Illinois, and most of America, beat. Ranked according to corruption convictions per capita from 1998-2007, Louisiana is No. 3, well ahead of Illinois at No. 19. (Only Washington, D.C., and North Dakota ranked higher--and in North Dakota's case, the results were skewed because of its extremely small population.)

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