It turns out Florida is pretty damned good at letting the easily corruptible get into positions of power. Since 1976, the state's federal courts have handed out nearly 1,800 public corruption convictions, the fourth highest in the country. That's an average of 49 public corruption convictions a year, or about one a week for 35 years.
The report also shows that the Southern District of Florida doled out 970 public corruption convictions in the same period, the fifth most by any single district. More than 350 of them happened between 2001 and 2010.
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