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  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
  • Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas

    A nearly two-year-long probe of Medicaid dentistry by WFAA’s Byron Harris discovered what authorities now say is a system of corporate fraud, propelled by Wall Street. News 8 found taxpayer money has gone to finance lavish lifestyles of dentists who have billed the government for unnecessary orthodontics and other procedures that, in many instances, harmed children. WFAA also uncovered a network of Medicaid recruiters who, for at least one clinic, lured children into a van with cash and food, had them sign their parents' names on treatment forms, then performed extensive and unnecessary work on their teeth without their parents’ permission. The FBI is currently investigating this and other Medicaid fraud schemes brought to light by WFAA's reporting.
  • Teetering C & A

    The author investigated the company Collins & Aikman. That company had serious financial problems, but still qualified for tens of millions of dollars in state tax credits. The author found that the company had filed incorrect state income tax returns.
  • End of the Line: The Rise and Fall of AT&T

    This investigation shows how mismanagement led to the collapse of AT&T. The author conducted more than 100 interviews and gathered multiple perspectives and opinions about the company's downfall. This book is an attempt to reconcile all of the different stories.
  • The Enron Tapes

    This series shows how recorded telephone conversations between Enron energy traders link top officials to the now-famous fraudulent activities. The tapes also revealed the company's close connection to the Bush campaign.
  • Corporate America's Secret Money Trail: "Dirty Money, Clean Banks" , "The $150 Billion Shell Game", "Homeland Security Pork Barrel"

    "These three stories document different ways that the largest U.S. corporations break laws and don't get prosecuted, use secret Cayman Island dummy companies to avoid paying taxes, and place top executives on Presidential Advisory boards that award their companies billions of dollars in federal contracts."