The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Paul Mason" ...
"On several occasion, Fox2 discovered open and unattended perimeter gates that appeared to lead to the runways of Lambert St. Louis International Airport. When we alerted security, the Airport Police Chief said it was not a problem because of 'layered security.' Several months later, a homeless man reportedly walked through one of those gates and boarded an airplane. An airline employee found him sleeping on a plane."
Freelance reporter Sandy Frost investigated a tip from Shriner Vernon Hill that there were irregularities in the way the fraternal Shriners organization and the charitable Shriners organizations were handling their money and not complying with Standards For Charitable Accountability.
Tags: Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine AKA Shriners; Standards for Charity Accountability; 2001 Criminal Tax Manual; Hershel Gober; Philanthropic Research, Inc. AKA Guidestar.org; Second Avenue Partners; Mike Slade; Aquantive; Nick Hanauer; Shriners; Masons; Knights Templar; Royal Order of Jesters; National Sojourners Order of Quetzacoatl; Mike Severe, Imperial Officer, Shrine of America; compensation; real estate transactions; excessive benefit transactions; charitable donation fraud; HIPPA; Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; Vernon Hill; Suite101.com; Paul Dolnier; 501c10 non profit fraternal corporation; 501c3 non profit charity; Better Business Bureau; Charity Watch Center; Pennsylvania's Charitable Special Investigation Unit; Internal Revenue Service; IRS; good old boy system; U.S. Senate Committee on Finance; whistleblower retaliation; Charles G. Cumpstone Jr., Potentate Stewart W. Lewis; Charities Review Council of Minnesota; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; GAAP; Independent Sector; SLAPP: strategic lawsuits against public participation; Cabiri Royal Order of Scotland; International Order of Demolay
"Each of these stories was reported, shot and edited on site in Aden, Yemen under the ever-watchful eye of Yemeni authorities. There was never a time that a 'minder' from the Yemeni Political Police was not assigned to monitor our every movement and prevent our access to investigators and crime scenes. ... Yet despite these roadblocks we were able to elude our minder and gain exclusive access to both of the safe houses the bombers allegedly used to carry out their suicide attack as well as the dock where authorities believe the terrorists launched their bomb-laden boat."
An ABC News one-hour report examined the details surrounding the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in which hundreds died. In exploring the man the US had suspected was responsible - Osama Bin Laden - the report established for the first time a link between Bin Laden and President Saddam Hussein of Iraq.
Tags: TAPE TRANSCRIPT Nairobi; Kenya; Dar es Saleem; Tanzania; Africa; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Europe; intelligence; security; FBI Federal Bureau of Investigations Arab World Middle East international reporting
The story focuses on a problem that affects over 350,000 children in the United States: parental abduction. Primetime found children living on the run, often not attending school, forced to assume new identities in order to avoid detection by the authorities and the left behind parent. The report was done from the point of view of the children.