The former governor of Virginia and his wife, alleged to have taken bribes.  Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Source: New York Times.

The former governor of Virginia and his wife, alleged to have taken bribes.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images. Source: New York Times.

A few days ago, I said I’d start collecting corruption cases from rich countries to show that they are, in many ways, just as corrupt as third world nations. Today I’ll just focus on the U.S., because there’s so much going on there it’ll fill up a post all by itself.
So, let’s jump right in:

Ok, I think I’ll leave it at that for now. There’s more, obviously, definitely in the past (do I have to mention Chicago politics?), but this alone indicates that the US, too, has a corruption problem.