The Miami Herald's Jack Dolan, Matthew Haggman and Rob Barry won one of the nation's most prestigious journalism awards for their stories last year revealing the state's failure to police Florida's troubled mortgage industry.
The reporters received the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for investigative reporting for their series, Borrowers Betrayed, showing that state regulators allowed thousands of people with criminal histories -- including armed robbers and cocaine traffickers -- to work in the mortgage industry since 2000. The newspaper found that those felons went on to steal more than $85 million from borrowers and lenders. The series was edited by Investigations Editor Michael Sallah. The Miami Herald team will accept the foundation's Ursula and Gilbert Farfel prize next month during a dinner in Washington, D.C. The award comes with a $25,000 prize.KEEP READING
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