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  • Bogus Ballots

    Our investigation uncovered what one legal expert deemed “systematized voter deception” at play during the October 3, 2019 Memphis municipal elections. Within seventeen days, we brought to light a half-million dollar citywide disinformation campaign, in which more than a dozen campaigns, including the mayor’s, were involved in a pay-to-play scheme that put Republicans and Democrats alike on a widely distributed flyer posing as the local Democratic Party’s list of endorsements.
  • Mayor's Aide Accused of Dirty Tricks

    "Over the past four years, we've reported so many stories of ineffective government, mismanagement; and corruption that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom refuses to speak with us for any report. In January, we learned that his Press Officer was taking it a step further- going on-line under fake names and blasting us on local blogs, including our own website. This story gave viewers an insight into the resistance all investigative reporters sometimes face, and the difficulty of pursuing hard-hitting stories."
  • Dirty tricks in the land of generic drugs

    Barron's reports on phony "grassroots" lobbying schemes and other tricks used by the generic drugs industry to push for favorable regulation. The story focuses particularly on manufacturing and approval problems at Andrx Pharmaceuticals.
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    Business Week looks into the manipulation of book sales to gain a prestigious spot on the New York Times best-seller list. Discipline of Market Leaders, a book by Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema, alledgedly gained a spot on the Times list by fraudulent means. (Aug. 7, 1995)
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    Business Week uncovers a carefully plotted and well-financed campaign to inflate the sales of The Discipline of Market Leaders by up-and-coming constultants Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema, that spent 15 weeks early last year on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list. The authors were able to fool The Times into believing there was a widespread demand for the book. (Aug. 7, 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)