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:
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 email@example.com) 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 "SEC filings" ...
Many top companies, including Nextel, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Dell, figure profits without calculating expenditures on employee stock options. "They would have had their profits reduced -- or losses increased -- by as much as 139 percent, according to annual reports they filed with the SEC," Steffy reports.
The Street.Com describes "a pattern of legal conflict between famed Reagan administration economist Arthur Laffer and several small companies that appointed Laffer to their boards of directors." The story explains "the way Laffer ... has offered to sit on the boards of start-up and dot-com companies in return for shares in the companies stock," but often "the arrangements ended badly with Laffer leaving the boards or being forced out..." The reporter reveals Laffer's demands for new management at the companies that appointed him to their boards, and his penchant for filing lawsuits.
The Street.com investigates "accounting and other irregularities and misstatements at Lernout & Hauspie, a Belgian maker of speech-recogniton software that counted Microsoft and Intel among its largest investors." The stories detail the period of soaring stock price of the Belgian company, although at the same the firm has filed only the minimum required financials with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investigation shows that the story about Lernout's booming sales has been fake. The columnist reveals "it wasn't until Lernout filed 10-Qs and 10-Ks [annual and quarterly reports] that the full magnitude of its troubles became clearly evident."
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports about "the rapid rise and equally rapid descent of the Allegheny Health empire, which became the nation's largest health-care failure when the nonprofit filed for bankruptcy in July 1998.... Built on a strategy that utilized heavy debt and almost total control of one individual and his board cronies, Allegheny bought financially struggling hospitals and medical schools, paid top dollar for physician practices and lived lavishly even as operating losses were mounting and the overall health-care environment was deteriorating.... Allegheny's offices and directors twice upped their liability insurance, from $50 million to $200 million, in the months before the bankruptcy filing...."
Tags: AHERF Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation health care providers not-for-profit charity charitable institution IRS 990s business banking corporate federal oversight malfeasance SEC William Penn Snyder III Sherif Abdelhak ambition greed
An investigation into a small, public company called Sky Scientific Inc., brought into the headlines after it aquired a well-known private club in Miami called the Jockey Club. SFBJ discovered that Sky Scientific was a prolific user of a SEC filing vehicle that has potentially made millions of dollars for company executives at the expense of shareholders.
Corporate Finance uses SEC filings to show how Morgan Stanley and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, giants in the leveraged buyout business, short investors in their deals, December 1989.
Corporate Finance shows how United Brands expanded its business in Panama despite U.S. sanctions; uses SEC 10 - K filings to document the expansion and how the Treasury Department ignored the company, which is owned by Cincinnati financier Carl Linder, a large contributor to the Bush campaign, September 1989.
Tags: Govoni Noriega
Plain Dealer (Cleveland) analyzes billing procedures of military contractors using contract documents and SEC filings; finds companies charge government for everything from executive bonuses to federal and state taxes to legal fees to fight criminal fraud charges brought by government; companies are virtually governmental arms doing business with the government, Aug. 2 - 5, 1987.