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 "fraudulent accounting" ...
A joint investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity mined government databases and analyzed together for the first time ever, coal dust enforcement records and black lung occurrence data. We compiled what appear to be the most comprehensive accounts to date of an unexpected reemergence of black lung, sharp increases among younger miners, rapid progression to the most serious stages, widespread fraudulent coal dust testing by industry, weaknesses and loopholes in federal regulations, and ineffective enforcement by federal regulators. We asked Ken Ward Jr., the veteran coal industry reporter at the Charleston Gazette, to contribute web and print stories about the history of failed government regulation, as well as fraudulent coal dust testing specifically at the Upper Big Branch mine, where 29 miners died in an explosion fueled by coal dust in 2010. Our reporting prompted the Labor Department to establish an internal team to review the agency's enforcement of coal dust regulations, according to internal agency e-mails obtained by NPR. Federal regulators stepped up coal dust enforcement, targeting mines with a history of violations. Members of Congress cited the series in calling for tougher regulations, and one group launched a petition drive demanding action.
How Much do Brokers Have to Hide? Chances are, your money isn't in banks --it's in brokerage accounts. And the people you're counting on to watch over it may not have your best interests at heart.
The article explains the inner workings of the stock market in such a way that also exposes a horrific amount of shady and fraudulent deals being carried out.
The Denver Post's three part series. "Part 1: The merger of Qwest and U.S. West creates culture shock as deal-driven revenue becomes king. Publicly the picture is rosy but, in private, doubts grow. Part 2: As the telecom industry crashes, Qwest unravels unable to hold off critics and investigators who question the company's accounting. Part 3: A new leader tries to restore credibility, but Qwest remains besieged by federal investigations and unhappy shareholders." Includes a timeline graphic of major events.
Tags: Qwest; U.S. West; telephone; telecommunications; telecom; accounting; federal investigation; mergers; business deals; business; spending; costs; accounting gimmicks; fraudulent accounting; Joe Nacchio
CBS investigates fraudulent refunds paid by the Internal Revenue Service to African Americans for the so-called "black investment tax." As many believed the tax was paying reparations for descendants of former slaves, filings more than doubled in less than two years. The story sheds light on the activities of "tax scammer" Vernon James, who helped hundreds of African Americans receive the black investment tax. A major finding, based on a GAO report, is that IRS lacks internal audits and pays out billions of erroneous or fraudulent refunds.
WKRC-TV finds that "members of the patriot movement appear to be funding their cause by setting themselves up as a 'bank.' The fraudulent 'bank' is willing to help homeowners faced with foreclosure by legitimate banks. The militia members scan local newspapers for word of foreclosure on properties. They then contact the embattled homeowner, offering to buy their mortgage from the bank and prevent the foreclosure. In exchange the homeowner agrees to a 'lend lease' agreement with the militia bank, which is usually an operation called Soverign Accounting Agency."
Waterloo (Iowa) Daily Courier shows thousands of dollars of federal funds were fraudulently diverted to private use by tribal officials at the Mesquakie Settlement at Tama, Iowa; accountability for those funds was virtually non-existent, February - June 1983.