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The reporters revealed widespread political patronage in the administration of Mayor Richard J.Daley. Over six months they reported how city jobs and favors are routinely handed out to those who work for organizations that support Daley. The newspaper found that over 1200 people who belong to such groups also hold city jobs.
The series exposes the Brooklyn New York Democratic machine, using the money of widows and orphans to pay back political favors by manipulating the county Surrogate's Court. Millions of dollars of work had been doled out by the court judge to lawyers who gave money to his election campaign.