An investigative series of dogged reports exposing corruption in the local courts
Veteran investigative reporter Phil Williams and the NewsChannel 5 Investigates team spent over a year on this outstanding series exposing serious misconduct, possible illegal activity, and a culture of corruption within the local court system. The team used all the reporting tools at its disposal; public records requests, old fashioned surveillance from the ground and the air, and computer data analysis to uncover nepotism, ticket fixing, and ghost employment. The series methodically builds its case from one shocking incident to the next, showing how average citizens are victimized by judges and clerks. With superior storytelling and interviews, this series performed a valuable public service.
Phil Williams, reporter; Bryan Staples, producer, photojournalist; Kevin Wisniewski, producer; Michelle Bonnett, assistant news director; Sandy Boonstra, news director
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