Where Corruption Is Rampant In American Cities
LA's California Central District came second with 1,534 convictions while New-York Southern in Manhattan was third with 1,327. D.C. came in fifth overall with 1,159 convictions over the same time period. More than 30 of Chicago's City Council members have been involved in corruption cases since the 1970s. Most recently, Ald. Edward Burke was charged with extortion for allegedly trying to force a fast food company to do business with his private law firm.
Tis chart shows federal public corruption convictions by U.S. Judicial District from 1976 to 2016.