Florida Ranked the Sixth Most Corrupt State
What's that old cliché? A sunny place for shady people? Well, we've heard it applied to various locales, but we think Florida definitely epitomizes it, and the Daily Beast agrees. The prolific list makers ranked each U.S. state on corruption, and Florida came in sixth.
Tennessee, Virginia, Mississippi, Delaware and North Carolina out dirtied us, but the Sunshine State sure has a lot to be shameful for. We came in sixth for racketeering and extortion, 12th for public corruption and 13th for embezzlement. Our best showing was 21st place for most corrupt state in the forgery and counterfeiting category.
If you're looking for the least shady state, the Daily Beast recommends moving to New Hampshire. However, we can't guarantee that it's anywhere near as sunny.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- Baseball Player's Former Assistant Sold His $167K Boat Behind His Back in Opa-locka
- Goat Blood-Drinking Senate Candidate Tried to Get Miley Cyrus' Endorsement
- Poll: Floridians Really Don't Want Guns on Campuses