Corporate Chicanery, Government Secrecy, and Corruption in Football
This week's top MuckReads from ProPublica.
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A colorful picture of rampant NCAA rule-breaking within the University of Miami football team emerges from 100 hours of jailhouse interviews, 20,000 pages of financial records, and 5,000 pages of cellphone interviews.
Contributed by @txtianmiller
The Bonds That Turned To Dust, Reuters
In the latest installment of their series on corporate secrecy, Reuters tracks a deal across four countries to illustrate how international shell companies can scam investors by temporarily turning phony assets into real ones.
Contributed via email by Kelly Carr
In California, Much Is Officially Secret,Orange County Register
The Orange County Register highlights how much important government information is off-limits to the public, and runs down some of the ways the lack of transparency affects people's lives.
Contributed by @charlesornstein
Taxes Wither on the Vine,Philadelphia Inquirer