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  • The Polygraph Files

    A series that detailed how the federal government is asking Americans to disclose intimate secrets during polygraph tests to get or keep their jobs.
  • Plagued By Fear

    Dr. Thomas Butler, a plague researcher who "had treated the Black Death's bloated victims in the Third World," was accused of stealing vials of the plague that disappeared from laboratories where he was doing research in the United States, setting off a federal investigation and a trial. Mangels tells Butler's story in seven parts, detailing lax lab security, the trial and Butler's attempt to rebuild his life.
  • "Uncertain Innocence: What Convicted Sue Reser"

    This story is about the conviction of Pamela Sue Reser. She was sentenced to life in prison for sexual violence against her own children. After spending 3 1/2 years in prison, her kids recanted the testimony that put her in prison. An order by the judge set her free, and the charges were dismissed a month later. Her kids alleged that their adoptive mother's brother had done the molesting. He had brainwashed the kids into believing Reser had sexually abused them. The charges against their uncle were dismissed.
  • Sins of the Father

    An investigation by WFTS-TV revealed that the St. Petersburg Diocese refuses to do a credible independent investigation of one of the Bishop's favorite high ranking priests who is accused of sexual misconduct by a fellow priest, a woman who was studying to be a nun and the victim of sexual misconduct. Moreover, the church claims the priest took and passed a polygraph but they refused repeated requests to allow (WFTS-TV) to examine the questions and results. The three highly credible witnesses insist the abuse occurred when Father Robert Morris was a seminary student in the late 1980s. Father Morris, designated by the bishop to counsel all troubled priests, denied the allegations. Yet, because of our investigation and subsequent reports he is cleared. The bishop then conducts a sham investigation into the charges and clears Father Morris. The church investigation did not include interviews with two of the three credible witnesses: a priest and a woman who at the time of the misconduct was studying to be a nun."
  • Rabbi Fred Neulander guilty of murdering his wife, Carol Neulander

    The body of Carol Neulander was found bludgeoned to death in her home on Nov. 1, 1994. A long investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer ensued. The work of reporter Nancy Phillips uncovered scads of new information, and eventually led to the confession of a man who had been hired by Rabbi Fred Neulander, Nancy's husband, to commit the crime.
  • Scott Ritter's Private War

    Saddam Hussein charged that the aggressive U.N. inspector Scott Ritter was a spy. C.I.A. polygraph experts had their own doubts about Ritter. How did one marine, operating by his own rules, make himself the architect and enforcer of the effort to uncover Saddam's secret weapons?
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    The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) finds that the chief of police in a small farming community hired the son of the mayor as a police officer; the officer's personnel file included a polygraph confession that he had stolen electrical software from a warehouse he guarded while living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., February - May 1992.
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    News Chief (Winterhaven, Fla.) discovers county school students were being routinely subjected to polygraph tests in disciplinary cases, including students as young as fourth grade, April 2-Oct. 15, 1986.