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  • The CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell: Chicago Wrong Raids

    The CBS Evening News and the WBBM investigative team revealed an alarming pattern of Chicago Police officers raiding the wrong homes, traumatizing innocent families and children, and, in the process, violating citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights. None of the officers involved had been disciplined or held accountable by the department.
  • CBS News: Healthcare Fraud in America

    For the past four years, CBS News has been committed to investigating healthcare fraud throughout the United States. Our reporting has uncovered schemes preying on veterans, cancer patients, rural communities, and opioid addicts. We’ve been the only network to expose con artists defrauding billions from private insurance companies, Medicare and even Tricare, a component of the military health system. In 2016 we produced an investigative series that found compounding pharmacies were collecting prescriptions for pain creams and billing insurance more than $1 million per week. Last year, our reporting revealed an insurance scheme involving genetic testing that cost the Pentagon trillions. This year’s entries continue our work to expose unscrupulous actors bilking insurance to cash in on the American healthcare system. Our stories go beyond examining the fiscal toll of insurance fraud, they illustrate the human impact these practices have on communities, families, and individuals.
  • CBS Evening News, Eye On America: Investigating Their Own

    The CBS Evening News’ Eye on America series investigates how the head of the US Conference of Bishops kept two priests accused of abuse in active ministry. CBS News confronts Archbishop Daniel DiNardo, arguably the most powerful official in the US Catholic Church, about whether he turned a blind eye to abuse in his own archdiocese.
  • The Genetic Testing Gold Rush

    With billions of dollars to be made and inadequate regulation, the exploding genetic testing industry is a veritable wild west, ripe for fraud. In this six-month investigation broadcast on CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News we sought to expose the charlatans and con men exploiting the industry’s exponential growth—and patients’ trust—for profit.
  • The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley: Bringing Home America’s Fallen Correspondent: Chip Rei

    Four-story series on waste and mismanagement within the Pentagon agencies responsible for bringing home the remains of 83,000 US military personnel who never returned from battle. Despite a budget of more than $100 million, the series revealed the POW/MIA Accounting Community, as it is officially known, has a very poor record of repatriating and identifying remains. In fact, the Pentagon’s results were eclipsed by those of a non-profit charity whose work we carefully documented. Two days after our first story ran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a thorough review of the sprawling Pentagon bureaucracy. The CBS reporters followed up with another story when Hagel ordered a massive reorganization. The story included interviews with family members who endured years of agony while they pleaded for answers from the Pentagon. CBS also reported on a highly critical DoD Inspector General’s report months before it was officially released. The fourth story in the series tracked the work of History Flight, a charity that has successfully recovered WWII remains on the Pacific Island of Tarawa. CBS reporters traveled to Tarawa with six US Marines, now in their 90s, on their first return visit since they fought there in 1943. The series documented the emotional scene as they witnessed History Flight’s painstaking recovery of their fellow Marines. http://vimeo.com/cbseveningnews/review/115438489/56d862cc1e
  • Scientists Gone Wild

    Never before has America been shown such a wild and wasteful side of government scientists. This CBS Evening News exclusive exposed the partying and waste going on at taxpayer expense at some scientific conferences sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
  • Snipergate

    This CBS Evening News report broke the story of Hillary Clinton's March '08 embellishment of her trip to Bosnia as First Lady in 1996. On several occasions, Mrs. Clinton falsely claimed she'd had to "duck sniper fire" upon landing at Bosnia's airport shortly after the Ward had officially ended. It was a trip on which
  • Omnicare

    A lawsuit has targeted Omnicare, the "nation's largest supplier of drugs to senior citizens in nursing homes and assisted living facilities." Spurred by the whistle-blower's tip, the CBS Evening News investigates the lawsuit, which alleges that Omnicare CEO Joel Gemunder conspired to defraud Medicaid.
  • Ketek

    Dr. David Ross, who reviewed the safety of an antibiotic called Ketek for the Food and Drug Administration, tells the CBS Evening News that he warned them the drug was a "timebomb". Yet, the concerns were kept quiet, and the drug was approved, enjoying sales of $193 million worth in 2005. The drug's list of side effects, including possible liver problems, have been added to continuously since 2004. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) is conducting an investigation into the situation, and there is another congressional investigation of the drug and "possible misappropriation of CIA funding."
  • Terror Informant

    Egyptian immigrant Osama Eldawoody speaks to CBS Evening News about his two years "infiltrating and informing on a small group of Pakistani-Americans who planned to bomb a major New York City subway station at Manhattan's Herald Square." While his efforts helped lead to "one of the few post-9/11 terror trial convictions in New York," he found himself in grave danger. His anonymity was not sustained, and he said there were fatwas - threats - against his life in the NY/NJ Muslim community. Eldawoody felt the government failed him, as his identity was revealed when he testified in court, and he has not received help in finding a new job.