Corruption is another theme that is evident throughout the book, specifically where the author reveals a series of scandals that scarred the city of Cleveland. For instance, Swenson describes that, in 2008, the FBI undertook a massive corruption probe against the government of Cuyahoga County. A vast system of payoffs and bribes would subsequently be discovered in the city of Cleveland. Swenson further explains that County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora’s court documents also revealed that he would trade county business and votes for “money, steak dinners, nights with high-end call girls, and discounted Rolexes” (Swenson, 2019, p. 13). On top of that, phone taps revealed that Dimora would demand payoffs or sex from women in exchange for county contracts. The FBI probe uncovered hundreds of names, implicating the entire political elite including the county sheriff and state senators, as well as the President of Cleveland’s city council. At the conclusion of the probe, Swenson notes that over forty individuals were convicted and jailed.