As reported a week ago by Herald Watch, TMH has produced an investigative series on corruption uncovered in a Miami-Dade anti-poverty program.
Calling it Poverty Peddlers, the Herald is promoting the investigation as a "Miami Herald I-Team Exclusive" and has created a web sitelet at Herald.com:
Poverty Peddlers is the continuation of a Miami Herald series published in June that revealed sweeping problems at a celebrated biopharmaceutical park proposed in Liberty City...Here's a small excerpt of a sub-headline showing the great care they took on this.
To report the stories, reporters reviewed more than 300 resolution files from [the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust], culling through thousands of pages of memos, correspondence, receipts and contracts to track the trust's efforts in combating poverty.
The reporters also examined dozens of lawsuits and bankruptcy cases, property records, nonprofit tax filings from the Internal Revenue Service and thousands of documents from other county agencies, including the Office of Community and Economic Development.
Projects produce few jobsMore on Poverty Peddlers coming soon.
Created to fight poverty, the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust squandered millioins [sic] of dollars on insider deals, pet projects and bad loans.