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Resource ID: #28594
Subject: Construction Fraud
Source: Lee Zurik, Cody Lillich, Jon Turnipseed, Mike Schaefer, Kristen Palestina
Affiliation: WVUE-TV
Date: February 17, 2020; June 23, 2020

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In October 2019, the Hard Rock hotel collapsed in downtown New Orleans. New Orleanians were shocked that an 18‐story construction site steps away from the French Quarter could crumble on a sunny and quiet Saturday morning.

“Inspecting the Inspectors” looked at city inspector’s role in the collapse and uncovered falsified records and sham inspections that could have contributed or even lead to the horrific event that killed three construction workers.
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