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    Kansas City Star discovers ties between the chairman of the $2.9 billion Kansas City public pension fund and a local developer and banker; loans from the bank seemed to follow large investments of pension funds; funds were invested in a company of which the pension chairman was also the director, Dec. 21, 1986.
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    Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel finds an ongoing construction shell-game in Florida where developers abandon troubled projects, then switch corporate names and build again elsewhere, leaving homebuyers in the lurch, Nov. 16-18, 1986.
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    San Francisco Examiner series discloses telling relationships between real estate developers and city officials; large campaign contributions from the developers led to favorable treatment for them, adding to the rapid and unpopular growth in downtown San Francisco, June 1986.
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    Kansas City Star reports that an assistant city manager may have violated federal conflict-of-interests regulations by borrowing money from a bank that got public assistance money from his department; also, he approved $5 million in public money loans to developers whose records showed they were poor risks, May 18, 1986.
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    New York Times Magazine shows how more than 100,000 acres of Adirondack woodlands are being bought by developers; finds pulp and paper companies are being forced by economic factors to sell their land; reveals the state has been slow to react as speculators buy large amounts of land, June 18, 1989.
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    KSL-TV exposes a condominium fraud scheme resulting in federal indictments against several Utah business people; developer was apparently altering invoices in order to pay himself hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the construction loan account, May 23-24, 1986.
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    KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City) details how land developers used a series of loan flips and warranty deeds to defraud lending institutions and individuals out of a half billion dollars; the developers are former members of the Ned Warren group, responsible for massive land fraud in Arizona, October 1986.
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    WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids) airs series on how a rural county real estate developer managed to win great influence with officials throughout the county's criminal justice system, 1980. (script only)
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    WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) airs series on how urban developers took millions from the federal government for a housing development for the poor, and left subcontractors, the government and the poor out in the cold, November 1981. (script only)
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    KYW-TV (Philadelphia) reports on how two prominent real estate developers used political connections to get the city council to pass legislation that required the city to pay for a sewer line to a housing development planned by developers, Feb. 6-7, 1980.