Oheka Castle Shooting

Number 26731
Subject Assassinations
Source Newsday
State
Year 2014
Publication Date 2/28/14; 3/2/14; 3/6/14; 3/7/14; 3/11/14
Summary When Gary Melius was shot in the head in a botched assassination attempt on the grounds of the massive castle he calls home, the mysterious event led to a Newsday examination of the politically-connected real estate developer’s many business dealings. Using public records and on- and off-the-record sources, reporters in the weeks to come uncovered a labyrinth of intrigue surrounding one company in particular: Interceptor Ignition Interlocks, which produced devices designed to curtail drunk driving and had won lucrative government contracts. The series of stories immediately following the assassination attempt captured the attention of all of Long Island by revealing complex, meaningful and news-breaking exposés concerning Long Island’s power brokers and public officials.
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Keywords real estate; drunk driving; attempt; government contracts
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