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FBI Web site collects tips on public corruption

May 12, 2006

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— The FBI has established a Web site to make it easier for the public to pass along tips on corrupt government officials, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Thursday.

More than 1,000 corrupt government employees have been convicted in the past two years as a result of FBI investigations, many of which began with tips, Mueller said.

Even more cases go unreported out of indifference, fear of retribution or because witnesses were unsure what to do with the information, he said.

"There is a growing intolerance by the American people of public corruption, an intolerance reflected in the willingness to come forward and report abuse of public office," Mueller said.

The public can now submit tips through the Internet at http://reportcorruption.fbi.gov.

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