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  • The Spin Desk

    The story showed how investment banks silently set aside hot initial public stock offerings to the personal brokerage accounts of executives being wooed by the firms for corporate-finance businees -- and sell, or "spin" the shares for quick profits. The practice has been described as "black and white corporate bribery." Spinning helps explain why most investors have been denied a piece of the most lucrative part of the stock market pie in the 1990s, all at a time when more Americans had more in the market than ever.
  • Tough Times for the Chicken King

    Don Tyson, Arkansas poultry mogul and longtime Clinton backer, was forced to abandon dreams of an expanded business empire. The Securities Exchange Commission is hounding him about insider trading. Now the feds are looking into bribery charges that could put him in jail.
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    The Dallas Observer investigates the indictment of Dallas city councilman, Paul Fielding, on eight counts of bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and extortion. After weeding through Fielding's 44 page indictment the Dallas Observer found that while Fielding should not go to prison, he was still definitely no longer deserving of his public office. (Dec. 26, 1996)
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    The Times-Picayune investigates the history of gambling Louisiana to reveal an unprecedented degree of profiteering and influence-brokering throughout the state. The man pulling the strings was then-Gov. Edwin Edwards, whose intervention proved to be worth millions of dollars to his friends.
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    The Nation investigates how Olympic insiders betray the public trust. The Olympic establishment is populated by thugs and profiteers such as I.O.C. president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, who served as a Fascist under dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Over the years, through secret testimony, the Olympic Committee has covered up bribery and drug use in a way which completely contradicts the public goals of fair, international competition. (July 29/Aug. 5, 1996)
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    Grigori Loutchansky may be the world's most investigated man because of his close ties-and suspicious deals-in the former Soviet Union. Time magazine investigates allegations against a former Latvian economics professor and Nordex, his Viennese company suspected of running organized crime in the former Soviet Union and around the world. Nordex is suspected of involvement in both money-laundering and other criminal activities.
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    The Star Tribune alledges that several U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges accepted luxurious trips and other benefits from West Publishing, Co. during a period when they made decisions, on and off the bench, worth millions to the Twin cities company. (March, 1995)
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    Chicago Lawyer tracked down the 102 judges and attorneys charged or disciplined in the federal "Operation Greylord" investigation of bribery in the Cook County courts in the 1980s, and found that none of them, despite their attempts were able to return to the courts. (Sept. 1, 1995)
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    Story uncovered corruption, bribery, failed law enforcement, wanton wastefullness, widespread poaching and the destruction of one of the world's richest, and most biologically diverse, bodies of salt water: Mexico's Sea of Cortez. (Dec. 10 - 13, 1995)
  • Trust and Betrayal

    The Star examines the case of Metro police Staff Inspector John Jackson who was a secret player in a ruthless, multi-million dollar business saga involving allegations of bribery, theft, dirty tricks and breach of the public trust. (April 1994)