US Falls Out of Top 20 on Transparency International 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index

GlobeTracker| Berlin-based Transparency International, has issued its 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index. Among the G-20 countries, Russia is listed as the most corrupt, falling from 146th place to 154th.

For the first time in the 15-year history of the index, the US dropped out of the top 20 least-corrupt nations, due largely to financial scandals. The US fell from 19th place to 22nd, behind Child.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore topped the list as least corrupt, and Somalia was at the bottom, just below Afghanistan and Burma.