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    New York Magazine article written by a former New York City health inspector describes rampant corruption in the health department, in the wake of more than 40 health officials being arrested on extortion charges, Oct. 17, 1988.
  • The treatment

    Santa Fe Reporter investigation reveals sexual abuse, medical mistreatment, theft, manipulation of trust funds and the denial of legal rights in the New Mexico State Hospital. The mental institution is the largest single facility run by the state. The investigation also disclosed a long history of state politicians meddling in the hospital and top state officials covering up its problems for years.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) looks into the past performance of a doctor charged with deliberately poisoning several Illinois people; years earlier, while he was at Ohio State University Hospital, there were reports of misconduct but the university did not inform law enforcement officials; OSU botched its investigation of the doctor, January - April 1985.
  • Legacy of shame

    ARTnews reports that Austria's handling of the return of works of art stolen by the Nazis has been marred by neglect, ineptitude and questionable legal maneuvers. An investigation found thousands of officially heirless paintings and other objects are still hidden and off-limits to everyone except Austrian officials.
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    Washington Post series on mismanagement at a D.C. housing development documents the misuse of millions of dollars in federal funds; some city officials had work done on their own homes through the project, March 18 - 20, 1984.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) investigates abuses in the state agency that donates federal surplus equipment to towns, schools and charities in Ohio; reporter finds equipment was being diverted for personal use by officials, or otherwise misused and squandered, February - June 1984.
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    Plain Dealer (Cleveland) examines the finances and management of two Cleveland civic events; finds the promoters were systematically bilking the city and participants by giving themselves a variety of service and supply contracts, sometimes with the help of city officials, July - December 1984.
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    Greensboro (N.C.) News & Record series puts together the story of the FBI's Abscam-style investigation of county officials that resulted in indictments for various kinds of corruption; reporters use FBI memoranda and court records, Jan. 22 - 26, 1984.
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    Atlanta Journal and Constitution reporters uncover suspicious transfers and deaths of animals belonging to the Atlanta Zoo, reflecting poor management of the zoo by city officials, May - August 1984.
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    Reporter Dispatch (White Plains, N.Y.) scrutinizes a Westchester County garbage-burning plant that exceeded federal emission limits; examines the steps taken behind the scenes by county officials and the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the emission level limits, November - December 1984.