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  • The Global Heist

    A two-year Wall Street Journal investigation uncovered a $6 billion international scandal, sprawling from Hollywood to Saudi Arabia to the prime minister of Malaysia, through Wall Street banks, white-shoe law firms and holes in the financial system.
  • Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For ‘Misconduct’

    We revealed for the first time that the Army has kicked out tens of thousands of soldiers who came back from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health problems and traumatic brain injuries, and taken away their benefits, on the grounds that those soldiers committed some sort of “misconduct”– despite the fact that Congress passed a law in 2009 to try to prevent it. Our stories were not only the first ones that revealed this crucial information: Army officials told us that until we asked and pushed for these statistics under FOIA, they never compiled them, period.Our report also showed that a top-level Army investigation, into allegations that soldiers were being mistreated, was essentially a whitewash. And we let the public hear, for the first time, actual psychotherapy sessions between a troubled soldier and Army psychiatrists. You can actually hear the therapists belittle the soldier and shrug off his mental health problems. http://www.npr.org/2015/10/28/451146230/missed-treatment-soldiers-with-mental-health-issues-dismissed-for-misconduct
  • Gripen- The Secret Deals

    SVT investigated the selling of the Swedish fighter plane, the Gripen to the Czech government. In result the news organization uncovered bribery of politicians, the Austrian Count Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, a former Canadian government minister and a Czech weapons dealer. This prompted further investigation into two other Gripen deals between Hungary and South Africa.
  • BestBank

    The Sun-Sentinel looks at two entrpreneurs aho owned or controlled three Ft. Lauderdale companies that ran the credit card program for Colorado bank BestBank. BestBank closed down saying it had bad credir card debts. Links are shown that the two entrpreneurs had issued cards to people with bad credit. The story also examines the bank's closing impact.
  • Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Mayor Giuliani's tough stance on crime produced a 50% drop in New York City murders but questions are being raised about the price of this decline. The events surrounding the murder of Anthony Baez by a policeman, Francis Livoti, is discussed. Some people allege police brutality and others wonder what price New Yorkers are willing to pay for safer streets.
  • A Case of Legal Corruption

    U.S. News and World Report lays out the crippling and corrupting effects the PAC system has on Congress, Nov. 7, 1989.
  • "HOMECARE NIGHTMARE"

    WKBW-TV (Buffalo, N.Y.) sets up an apartment with a one-way mirror, money lying around and actors pretending to be home health care clients; half of the home care workers hired tried to take some of the money, Feb. 29 - March 2, 1988.
  • Jackpot

    Philadelphia Magazine article looks at how amateur crooks fixed the Pennsylvania lottery and won $1 million; legal system worked out a deal in private to settle the case with least amount of embarrassment for state, March 1981.