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.
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.