Major Cases

Major FBI public corruption cases over the years.

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    On February 2, 1980, the world learned of our high-level investigation into public corruption and organized crime, infamously code-named ABSCAM.

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  • Operation Greylord

    Named after the curly wigs worn by British judges, Operation Greylord rooted out corruption in the Cook County, Illinois courts in the 1980s.

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  • Operation Illwind

    It's the largest and most successful investigation of defense procurement fraud in U.S. history.

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  • Tennessee Waltz

    A landmark public corruption investigation in Tennessee leads to numerous convictions and new state laws.

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  • Watergate

    A burglary at a D.C. hotel in 1972 leads to a massive public corruption investigation and the President’s resignation.

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  • William Jefferson

    A sitting member of the U.S. Congress from Louisiana is convicted of taking bribes.

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