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Kansas City Star reveals how the transformation of Branson, Mo. into a booming tourist town was accomplished at the expense of poor building inspections; one inspector is in charge of hundreds of projects and some buildings catch fire or collapse before they're even finished and then are not investigated, October 1993.
Tags: MO Stephens 36 pages
Kansas City Star uncovers that local mafia figures had funded the campaign of a Kansas City council candidate and had met with him repeatedly in after-hour strip joints; Kansas City crime bosses had set up a nationwide video cassette counterfeiting ring; finds that the nation's largest manufacturer of gambling tickets is owned by a mob associate; and discovers that 20 Kansas City men had been ordered to prison after secret and closed court hearings, 1991.
Tags: MO Stephens Civella
Kansas City Star exposes massive violations of state laws enacted to protect bingo games from profiteering and organized crime; finds a convicted felon is director of three charities licensed to sponsor bingo; finds many groups give the state false information when applying for bingo licenses, June 1988 - January 1989.
Tags: MO DC Stephens
Kansas City Star examines the increasing number of firms that cash checks and then hold them before submitting the checks to a bank; finds local firms charge fees which equal as much as 900 percent annual interest; also finds many of the firms are linked to organized crime, and they prey on the poor and uneducated, October 1988 - January 1989.