By Lucy Komisar
March 23, 2010
I’ve been awarded a National Headliner Award for the story on Ponzi-schemer Allen Stanford I took to the Miami Herald last year. It exposed how the Florida Banking Department ignored the strong advice of its own lawyer and allowed Stanford to set up an unregulated office to move money offshore.
The Herald assigned its reporters Mike Sallah and Rob Barry to work with me and dig deeper into local aspects of the story. We were given the Business News second place prize. The Headliners, among the most established national journalism honors, are administered by The Press Club of Atlantic City.
This story, by the way, was turned down by major print and on-line media. And once it was published, the major national media never picked it up. So much for the state of investigative reporting.