A series of eight investigative reports that doggedly exposed a scheme in which suspects fraudulently claimed ownership of houses in foreclosure

In this excellent series of eight investigative stories, reporter Jodie Fleischer showed tenacity and enterprise in tracking this developing story about foreclosure fraud. Fleischer spent a month following a paper trail of deeds and records to reveal how a group of so-called “sovereign citizens” were acting in concert to file fraudulent paperwork and take ownership of homes that were in foreclosure. The reporter and the station stayed on top of the story as it spread throughout the state of Georgia and were ahead of national coverage of the “sovereign citizen” movement. The investigation relied on volumes of paperwork, affidavits and promissory notes, and it led to more than a dozen arrests.


Jodie Fleischer, reporter; Josh Wade, photographer, producer, editor; Sonja King, research assistant

Original Story: "Stealing Houses"
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2012 duPont Winners

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The 2012 duPont-Columbia award winners

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Seven recipients featured international reporting including stories from Al Jazeera English, CBS News, and NBC News. Four local television stations and one local radio station were be honored:…


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The 2012 duPont-Columbia award winners

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Seven recipients featured international reporting including stories from Al Jazeera English, CBS News, and NBC News. Four local television stations and one local radio station were be honored: Detroit Public TV, WFAA-Dallas, WSB-Atlanta, WTVF-Nashville and WNYC. HBO will be honored with two awards.

For the first time, two awards were given for digital reporting: one to The New York Times and one to MediaStorm. In another first, a theatrically released documentary that was not broadcast was selected for a duPont Award, “Hell and Back Again.” A finalist award was given to WNYC’s Radio Rookies.

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