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FBI unveils hotline for reporting public corruption, fraud

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.

The FBI is asking Kansans to dial into a new hotline if they know of public corruption and fraud in their communities.

Reports from across the state can be called in toll-free to 855-527-2847 (KCPCTIP) or e-mailed to KCPCTIP@ic.fbi.gov. Examples of public corruption, which is against federal law, include public officials and employees or law enforcement taking bribes or kickbacks, embezzling or laundering money, racketeering and engaging in fraud.

The FBI and U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the statewide hotline Friday in a news release. It was first rolled out in Kansas City in November, according to the release.

“Crooked public officials undermine the public’s trust in our government,” Grissom said in the release. “They dishonor the many honest and hard-working men and women who serve the public at all levels of government.

“With the FBI’s hotline, everyone can have a hand in fighting public corruption.”

More on the types of public corruption investigated by the FBI is posted at www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/corruption.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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