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  • The Canadian Connection

    This is a three part series that traces an attempted advanced fee loan scam to a multi-billion dollar illegal industry centered mainly in Toronto, Canada.
  • 2002 IRE National Conference Show and Tell Tape #2

    2002 IRE National Conference (San Francisco) Show and Tell Tape #2 features the following stories 1) Tim Minton (WNBC-New York City) Security at local hospitals are lacking. 2) Brian Collister (KMOL-San Antonio) An inordinate number of court case have been thrown out of the local county court because judges ruled the defendants lacked a speedy trial. 3) Clips from a PBS project concerning scientists' genetic experiments. 4) Kevin Quinn (KFSN-Fresno) Area residents are suspicious of a local Muslim village called Baladullah, where the sounds gunfire has been heard emanating from the grounds. 5) Dan Noyes (KGO-San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) Guardrails in California are often installed incorrectly, turning the protective barriers into potential dangers. 6) Craig Fiegener (ABC 30 Action News) Fifteen travelers are swindled by a travel agency, which sold them unconfirmed tickets for a cruise. 7) Joel Grover (CBS 2-Los Angeles) An undercover investigation reveals that valet parking attendants at LA's hottest night clubs steal from their customers. 8) Paul Gallagher (60 Minutes) An investigation of the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 "Osprey" aircraft reveals serious mechanical problems that contributed to two crashes in 2000, which killed 23 Marines. 60 Minutes also reports that "senior officers in the Osprey squadron had deliberately falsified maintenance records and lied about the aircraft's readiness -- in an apparent effort by the Marine Corps to win Pentagon approval for full production of the aircraft, at a projected cost to U.S. taxpayers of $41 billion." 9) Tom Martino (KDVR-Denver) An undercover investigation reveals that many beauty salons use a dangerous chemical to make fake nails. 10) (WGHP-Greensboro) An investigation reveals that construction works who built the homes in a subdivision failed to install the chimneys correctly, making them dangerous for those who live there. 11) Darcy Spears (KVBC-Las Vegas) A hearing aid center uses bait and switch tactics to take advantage of the elderly. 12) Jim Kenyon (WSTM-Syracuse, New York) Criminals in Canada involved in advance fee loan scams trick Americans out of thousands of dollars. 13) Bob Segall (WITI-Milwaukee) An undercover investigation reveals that security guards at a local county courthouse don't do a good job of stopping banned items from entering the building. 14) Karen Hensel (WISH-Indianapolis) Marian County inspectors don't always review homes under construction. 15) (WBTV-Charlotte, N.C.) Members of the Iredell-Statesville School Board use district funds to attend an education conference -- but then skip the convention and go on a vacation to Disney World, all on the taxpayer's dime. 16) Valeri Williams (WFAA-Dallas/Fort Worth) WFAA-TV follows up its 2000 IRE Awards entry with this return investigation into Fort Worth's John Peter Smith Hospital. Reporter Williams and producer Schucker continued their investigation, focusing on Dr. Lydia Grotti and her connection to suspicious and overlooked deaths in the emergency room. As a result of WFAA-TV's investigation the Texas Department of Health began conducting its own investigation and discovered additional deaths that took place in the ER. The county district attorney's office called in a special prosecutor to examine a total of eight suspicious deaths in connection with Dr. Grotti at the hospital. On Tape #2 is a short clip of Williams' work. Tape #3 features the entire series of stories she played at Show and Tell.
  • Oswego's illegal landlords

    Following the death of an Oswego State University student in an apartment fire, WSTM-TV found that the apartment was uninspected and therefore it was illegal for students to be living there. A subsequent investigation found that there wee more than 2,000 illegal, uninspected Oswego apartments that catered to Oswego State's student population.
  • (Untitled)

    "Laidlaw's Safety Record" researched state inspection records and found that 70% of Laidlaw school buses were failing state inspections. The finding sparked an immediate reaction from the Syracuse School District which was supposed to be overseeing the maintenance and operation of Laidlaw buses. (March 9, 1994)
  • Garbage

    WSTM-TV (Syracuse, N.Y.) "uncovered evidence of fraud in the trash hauling industry in Onondaga County. After checking through 12 years of official records, (the station) found significant differences in weights for trucks belonging to Ace Sanitary Haulers. The investigation revealed that Ace had been placing weights in its trucks in a scheme to dump garbage without paying. It sparked a probe by state and federal authorities which involved widespread fraud throughout the trash hauling industry."
  • Cracks in the System

    WSTM-TV (Syracuse, N.Y.) exposes an environmental organization allegedly receiving contributions from corporate polluters as a part of settlements, which is an abuse of the Clean Water Act, June 26 - 28, 1989.
  • (Untitled)

    Milwaukee Journal runs series showing how personality conflicts on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, long one of the most respected in the nation, were hampering the business of the court and the development of state law, April 12-14, 1987.