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ABC News 20/20 reports "an investigation of the sale of truck drivers' licenses in exchange for campaign contributions to the campaign of the man who is now Governor of the state of Illinois, George Ryan. The Reverend Scott Willis and his wife Janet lost six children, all burned alive in a horrific accident ... the Willis' questions about the accident and the qualifications of the truck driver would begin to expose a major political scandal in the state of Illinois that would affect highway safety across the country.... centered on allegations that state employees were exchanging truck driving licenses for bribes and campaign contributions from trucking companies and truck driving schools....
The series exposes the Brooklyn New York Democratic machine, using the money of widows and orphans to pay back political favors by manipulating the county Surrogate's Court. Millions of dollars of work had been doled out by the court judge to lawyers who gave money to his election campaign.
CQ Researcher analyzes how the media covers political scandals, whether they are given too much or too little attention, a history of how scandals have been covered, implications of the coverage and a bibliography of sources on the subject, May 27, 1994.
An investigation into the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's fight against worldwide money laundering operations uncovers links to Colombian cocaine money, Mideast heroin profits, a political scandal in Switzerland and the Bulgarian secret service.