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 "financial transactions" ...
The News-Journals investigates bribery and Sunshine Law violations at the Escambia county government. The stories reveal that the county commissioners voted for the purchase of a dilapidated soccer complex "real-estate agent Joe Elliott, a buddy of then Commission Chairman W.D. Childers, the former Dean of the Florida senate." The county later proceeded with a second purchase from Elliott, a defunct car dealership. The land purchases totalled $6.2 million, at a time of tight budget and halt of major county projects. As a result of the publications, the Attorney General of Florida started an investigation that ended with indictments of four of the five county commissioners.
SF Weekly looks at the relationship between San Francisco city government and its auditor KPMG, and finds similarities with the Enron scandal. According to the contest entry questionnaire: "For example, the audit's firm consulting division sold accounting software to the city that generated financial statements that were, in turn, audited by the KMPG's own audit division, thereby eliminating important checks and balances mandated by the "overarching principles" that govern auditor independence."
This Orlando Sentinel investigation delves into the "tangled financial dealings" of Orange County Commissioner Bob Freeman. Among the major findings are the commissioner's failure to pay taxes on his new home and his financial interlacing with "two key backers who also have needed commission approval for projects during Freeman's tenure." The reporters reveal the participation of the commissioner in questionable real-estate transactions. The story questions Florida's ethics laws for making it "almost impossible to hold politicians accountable for ethical problems - or even just sloppy record keeping."
Chicago Sun-Times reports on questionable financial transactions in the hierarchy of the American Medical Association; the organization's chief executive authorized personal loans of AMA funds to other executives, Oct. 29 - Dec. 11, 1989.
Miami Herald discloses a county manager made a large profit on a secret land transaction but he failed to disclose the deal on state-required financial disclosure forms; also reveals the county manager sold two houses without reporting his profits to the IRS, Jan. 27 - Feb. 11 and April 7, 1988.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans) story details how a state senator became a millionaire while making only $32,000 a year; a look at federal financial disclosure forms revealed he made money selling insurance to public bodies, real estate transactions with other public officials, and through other sources, April 14, 1988.
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