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U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI warn local public officials against corruption

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Public officials got a warning today from the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI.    

It comes after three separate public corruption cases came to a head this week. The most shocking: a former city of Bloomington projects manager is accused of embezzling at least $800,000.

Justin Wykoff is charged with 24 counts.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Joseph Hogsett spoke today about how seriously he takes these cases.

"For elected and appointed officials to know is that the activities they engage in are not happening under the cloak of darkness -- that they are subject to the standards of accountability," Hogsett said.

Two years ago, the U.S. Attorney's Office created a task force with the FBI devoted to investigating public corruption cases. Thirty people have been charged for various crimes committed at the local, state or federal level.

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