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 "direct connections" ...
“Two former judges, already facing charges for accepting kickbacks, are accused of fixing a $3.5 million defamation case against The Citizens’ Voice newspaper at the behest of a convicted mob boss. The stories establish various ties between the judges and the mobster. The state Supreme Court eventually granted the newspaper a new trial.”
The Washington Post traced the path of the region's first wave of homeland security aid from its distribution through its final use, a trail that has been largely unexamined by federal regulators. The reporters found that much of the $324 million directed to the Washington region after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks remained unspent or was funding projects with questionable connections to homeland security. The analysis included a review of contracts, grant proposals, and purchasing databases. Results showed millions were spent on items such as leather jackets for police officers.
Tags: anti-terrorism; anti-terrorism funds; terrorism; homeland security; Prince George's County prosecutors; Congress; The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; World Trade Center; Pentagon; Department of Homeland Security; Bethesda-Chevy Chase Fire Squad; Tom Ridge; District of Columbia Hospital Association; Psychiatric Institute of Washington; Kroll Government Services; bioterrorism; Prince William County; D.C. Department of Mental Health; D.C. Emergency Management Agency; anthrax; Montgomery County; Fairfax County; Federal Communications Commission
This radio documentary examines the link between the Al Qaeda terrorist cells in Europe and Canada. It reveals that the FBI's initial portrayal of Al Qaeda, as a scattering of independent cells was completely false. The reporters found that the key terrorists known in Canada had direct connections to European members of Al Qaeda.
This nine-part investigative report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project of the Center for Public Integrity, reveals "how Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds and British American Tobacco became enmeshed with organized crime worldwide as they fought to expand markets and increase profits through cigarette smuggling." While corporate officials were pleading ignorance in explaining how one-third of the world's exported cigarettes end up on the black market they were in fact working closely with companies and officials directly connected to organized crime in the United States, Canada, Italy, China, Taiwan and other countries, the investigation reports.
Tags: Sicilian Mafia; Latin America; Cocaine barons; crime; smoking; smokers; business; government; tax evasions; Third World countries; money laundering; financial crimes; customs; witness protection; transit trade; exports; imports; racketeering
"'Massacre at Cuska' documents the direct connections bewteen Serbian security forces committing atrocities in the field, and the regime of Serbia's leader, Slobadan Milosevic." Serbian fighters and surviving Albanian villagers offer their observations in this radio documentary.
WJAR investigates the connection of Hadden Clark and three missing children after he's convicted of the murder of a Maryland woman. The series is the first to directly link Clark to the missing children and reveals a lead out-of-state authorities believe isn't being properly investigated. (October - November 1995)
WGBH-TV (Boston) reports the state senate president had a direct financial interest in a $500,000 checking account bankrolled by a real estate developer; although the official denies a connection, the report links him through a deposit slip and motor vehicle records, Jan. 20, 1989.
Booth Newspapers conduct a computer-assisted study of contributions to state legislative candidates; reveals direct connections between contributions and votes; also finds candidates set up multiple PACs, and use some of that money to contribute to other campaigns, Oct. 23 - 26, 1988.