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COLUMN: Corruption in New Mexico

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By Jay Miller

SANTA FE — “Corruption is the most enduring tradition in New Mexico’s history.”

Those are the words of my favorite historian, Dave Clary of Roswell reacting to last week’s column about New Mexico ranking low in a recent study to identify the most corrupt states in the nation.

USA Today analyzed Department of Justice statistics for the past 10 years to find the states with the most convictions of public officials per 100,000 population.


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