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  • KARE 11 Investigates: Double Billing the Badge - The Patrol Car Payback

    KARE 11's groundbreaking multi-year investigation "Double Billing the Badge - The Patrol Car Payback" exposed a complex scheme to overcharge hundreds of police agencies on thousands of squad cars. It led to a criminal conviction, reforms in state procurement policies, and a massive refund of taxpayer dollars.
  • KARE 11 Investigates: “Double Billing the Badge – The Patrol Car Payback”

    “Double Billing the Badge – The Patrol Car Payback” exposed a complex scheme to overcharge hundreds of police agencies on thousands of squad cars. It has prompted a criminal conviction, reforms in state procurement policies, and a massive refund of taxpayer dollars.
  • City councilman forced to resign over double billing

    Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, the newspaper began an investigation of travel and meal expenses by members of the Roanoke City Council. The focus quickly shifted to councilman Alfred Dowe. Travel expense forms, receipts, credit card statements and other documents showed Dowe spent nearly $15,000 on city-related meals, lodging and travel in 2007 - almost as much as the other six council members.
  • Prison Billing Investigation

    "Three stories that resulted from a six-month investigation into Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office billing practices that uncovered double billing for inmates housed at the Orleans Parish Prison and resulted in a nearly $2 million repayment by the Criminal Sheriff to the city of New Orleans."
  • Double Billing

    A spreadsheet and some sharp eyes helped Todd B. Bates and Paul D'Ambrosio of the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press nail a story about a New Jersey State Senate co-president who double-billed a township for work he did on a legal project. John O. Bennett III also serves as Marlboro's full-time attorney but his contract permits him to bill the township for special projects. A CPA that reviewed the records for the Press said the double billing didn't appear accidental: "My professional opinion is that it is a low probability that it is a mistake."
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    The Herald-Journal examined how the Resource Recovery Agency, charged with overseeing completion of a tracsh incinerator, opening a landfill and recycling garbage for 470,000 people, spends the public's money. The investigation found the agency exercised weak oversight of spending by outside lawyers, engineers and financial consultants. It approved hundreds of thousands of dollars in vaguely documented bills while overlooking overbillings and double billings. (July 9 - 10, 1995)
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    The City Paper found that Carmen Bolden, a convicted felon, obtained a state license and set up a mental health clinic using her husband as a front. The series reveals that state officials renewed her license despite receiving complaints about her ineligibility to run the clinic and charges that she was double billing the state and providing shoddy care. (Sept. 22, 29 & Dec. 29, 1995)
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    San Jose Mercury-News investigates improprieties in California's medical laboratory business that include physician kickbacks for unnecessary testing, defrauding state-funded medical programs and double billing of patients.