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Resource ID: #19609
Subject: Corruption
Source: Citizen-Times (Asheville, N.C.)
Affiliation: 
Date: March 8, 9, 17, 22, 24, 29, April 7, 11, 12, 16, 17, 24, 25, May 1, 4, 22, 23, 24, 31, June 2, 5, 8, 12, 13, 16, 20

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The Citizen-Times investigates corruption among police officers at the Division of Motor Vehicles. According to the contest questionnaire: "Charges included bribe-taking to ignore truck-safety violations for politically connected companies, job and promotion buying within the agency, the coercion of officers to make donations to politicians, ticket-fixing and a loss of focus on the primary mission of enforcing trucking industry laws." Some of the conclusions were based on database analysis. The newspaper's investigation has been followed by a grand jury investigation.

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