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  • Master's Degree of a Mess; TCC's Money Machine; Illegal to Erase

    These stories were part of a year-long investigation of the Tarrant County College District's four-year mismanaged project to build a long-awaited downtown campus in Fort Worth, Texas. In includes investigation into the roles of the chancellor and the board of trustees in the debacle.
  • Wrongdoing in Wilmer-Hutchins

    Using a hidden camera and the unpaid help of a mold remediation expert, reporters at KDFW exposed severe problems with the Wilmer-Hutchins district high school. News cameras also caught the district using illegal immigrants instead of mold remediation specialists to repair building problems. The investigation also lead to the discovery of mismanagement and fraud in the school district's leadership and its financial records. As a result of this report, a state education agency audit followed, along with investigations by the FBI, IRS, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour division, and the Federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Throughout the investigation, district officials denied any wrongdoing, refused to hand over documents, and were eventually charged with tampering with evidence in the federal investigations.
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    The San Antonio Express-News investigates the San Antonio School Districts board of trustees and its administration of the Bexar County school system. The series discovers school board members spent hundreds of thousands of dollars more than necessary for the purchase of a new alternative high school. One school board member also violated tax laws on traveling expenses and the entire board voted a 100 percent tax abatement for a hotel when the money could have been spent to upgrade school campuses. (Nov. 17, 1995 - June 30, 1996)
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    Washington Monthly blames the lack of oversight by the board of directors of the United Way for the mismanagement of funds by the charity's president, William Aramony; shows that the lack of policing by board of directors is the norm, not the exception, in the nation's charities, May 1992. *
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    San Jose Mercury News investigates mismanagement of funds by several universities in the state of California, including the California State University system and Stanford University; CSU executives gave themselves huge raises and cars without informing the board of trustees; Stanford's use of federal research grants is being investigated by several federal agencies, January 1990 - December 1991.
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    Buffalo News runs series on the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, finding mismanagement of funds and discrimination; minorities are placed in older, poorer facilities, July 19-23, 1987.