Corruption in the United States

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Corruption in the United States is the act of a local, state or federal official using some form of influence or being influenced in some way, typically through bribery. Corruption is used to the advantage of the government official and a person or group of people.

The U.S. is the 18th least corrupt country in the world, according to the 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International.[1]

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Federal corruption convictions[edit]

Political scandals and crimes[edit]


  1. ^ "Corruption Perceptions Index 2016". Transparency International. January 25, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Genovese, M. A; V. A Farrar-Myers (2010). Corruption and American Politics. Cambria Press. ISBN 978-1-60497-638-0. 
  • Grossman, M. (2003). Political corruption in America: an encyclopedia of scandals, power, and greed. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-57607-060-4. 
  • Teachout, Zephyr. Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United (Harvard University Press, 2014)

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