According to the FCPA Blog, Alabama is supposedly the 6th most-corrupt state in the Union. Mississippi takes top honors. Oregon claims to be the least corrupt. (Perhaps the Ducks’ hurry-up offense leaves no time for kickbacks). Here is the full study.
By “corruption,” the authors focus on public corruption as prosecuted by DOJ’s Public Integrity Section.
Public Integrity’s track record in Alabama has been mixed, though, most recently in the “bingo” acquittals. For some white-collar defendants, it may be Sweet Home, Alabama after all, but there can be immense pain, expense and destruction along the way.