public corruption is the FBI's top priority in criminal
past 2 years, the FBI has convicted more than 1,060
government employees involved in corrupt activities,
to include 177 federal officials, 158 state officials,
360 local officials, and more than 365 police officers.
FY 2005, the Public Corruption Program saw a 25% increase
in public corruption cases investigated, resulting in
890 indictments, 759 convictions, and 2,118 cases still
Lively Green - 17 current and former U.S.
soldiers and law enforcement officers plead guilty
to bribery and extortion conspiracy involved in
the transportation and protection of drug shipments
crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.
Truck Program - Numerous City of Chicago employees
indicted for investigation that revealed money in
exchange for work in the city's Hired Truck Program.
agents currently working public corruption matters,
an increase of 264 since 2002
the past year, the FBI trained more than 350 Special
Agents and 50 local police officers working public corruption
investigations at regional training conferences
Enhancement Initiative launched in early 2005, 23 field
offices provided with training and feedback
Broken Wheels - identifies regulatory corruption
within departments of motor vehicles and other identification
fraud involving public officials from other state, federal
and local agencies in collateral support of the FBI's
mission of combating international terrorism.
Border Corruption - identifies, coordinates, and
supports law enforcement corruption investigations occurring
along the southwest border in collateral support of
the FBI's mission of combating international terrorism.
Fraud Initiative - identifies, supplementally funds,
and coordinates multi-agency public corruption and governmental
fraud investigations derived from the 2005 hurricanes
in the Gulf Coast region.
City Initiative - identifies state legislative corruption
and regulatory corruption within state agencies through
intelligence base assessments and training, with a particular
emphasis on field offices and resident agencies located
in state capital cities throughout the country, and
to support all resulting investigations.
Contract Corruption Initiative - identifies and
coordinates contract corruption investigations, involving
multiple field offices and numerous law enforcement
partners in the national defense industry, related to
U.S. contracts in Iraq through the Coalition Provisional
Authority or other funding entities.
Finance/Ballot Fraud Initiative - identifies, coordinates,
and supports campaign finance fraud and election law
violation cases in anticipation of the 2006 federal