March 29, 2012 05:26

Louisiana's sad-sack rule of inverses - bottom of the good lists, top of the bad ones - remains ascendent.

Louisiana's sad-sack rule of inverses - bottom of the good lists, top of the bad ones - remains ascendent: Pelicanville has earned the distinction of being the state with the most corrupt politicians based on population and convictions of public officials.

With a population of 4.5 million and 384 convictions between 2001 and 2010 - the figures used by Governing Magazine are culled from the U.S. Justice Department's Public Integrity Section - Louisiana averaged 8.5 convictions per 100,000 residents. That's slightly ahead of the second-most corrupt state, North Dakota, at 8.2. The Dakotas share more than a border: South Dakota comes in at third with 7.2 convictions per 100,000 residents.

Read the full report here.