The level of corruption in Michigan is staggering. It’s Democrats, it’s Republicans, its the entire political establishment, which is mostly a cesspool of morally bankrupt dirtbags working on behalf of corporations and the wealthy instead of the middle and lower class.

That much is evident to anyone paying attention, and things are so bad that in 2012 the FBI organized the Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force — which is made up of local, state, and federal law officials — to tackle the issue. The task force is still operating, and in some cases local authorities aren’t informed of the feds’ activities because they can’t be trusted.

Last month, Metro Times reported that more than 40 southeast Michigan officials are under federal investigation. And last week, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider underscored the extent of the problem in an interview with WDIV’s Devin Scillian at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

“Our statistics show we lead the nation in corruption cases, by far,” Schneider told Scillian.

Every state has about one corruption case each year, Schneider said, while larger districts like New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami, usually see around four. In Michigan there were about 18 per year for the last five years. to read more, click here