Back in March, the non-profit watchdog group Integrity Florida put out a study that said Florida was number one in terms of being the most corrupt state in the U.S.
Their study found that a whopping 1,762 of Florida's public officials have been convicted of public corruption since 1976.
From 2000 to 2010, there have been an average of 71 convictions every year.
The year 2000 saw the most convictions with 107.
When Common Cause Florida was forced to close down in 2009, due to the poor economy, Executive Director Ben Wilcox found himself without a place to fight for open government. That's when Dan Krassner of Integrity Florida stepped in.
"Dan signed me up in March," Wilcox tells New Times. "And we spent the summer putting out resaerch reports and travelling throughout Florida to meet with groups about ethics reform."More »