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Trump's organization did business with Iranian bank later linked to terrorism

Trump’s organization did business with Iranian bank later linked to terrorism

Published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, NBC News and the Center for Public Integrity, October 3, 2016 By Sasha Chavkin, Michael Hudson and Dave Levinthal Donald Trump’s real estate organization rented New York office space from 1998 to 2003 to an Iranian bank that U.S. authorities have linked to terrorist groups and Iran’s nuclear program....
Citizens Patrol in Caribbean Neighborhood Gets Help from Unlikely Source

Citizens Patrol in Caribbean Neighborhood Gets Help from Unlikely Source

By Sasha Chavkin Aired on WNYC – July 3, 2013 Listen to Sasha Chavkin on WNYC’s Morning Edition Terrence Joseph, a retired computer systems analyst in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, had been struggling for almost two years to get a citizen’s patrol underway. The largely Caribbean neighborhood has a high crime rate, but also has sometimes...

Sasha Chavkin Discusses Disaster Registry on WNYC

By WNYC Staff Aired on WNYC – June 17, 2013 The climate resiliency plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg released last week includes a database to keep track of frail and elderly who are living on their own in order to assist them if needed. Sasha Chavkin, a freelance reporter, discovered the proposals in the 438-page report...
After Resisting, Mayor Proposes Disaster Registry

After Resisting, Mayor Proposes Disaster Registry

By Sasha Chavkin The New York World – June 13, 2013 New York City is moving toward creating a registry of vulnerable residents who require special assistance during disasters, aiming to address a critical gap in emergency response exposed in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. On Tuesday, as part of his far-reaching plan for arming...
"STOCK Fraud?" cited on The Daily Show

“STOCK Fraud?” cited on The Daily Show

By Sasha Chavkin – April 23, 2013 Watch Jon Stewart citing Sasha’s story on the STOCK Act On April 23, Jon Stewart cited Sasha’s story on Congress’ flimsy rationale for rolling back the STOCK Act ethics reform law. The reference is at the end of clip above.  

STOCK Fraud?

By Sasha Chavkin Columbia Journalism Review – April 17, 2013 On Monday, President Obama quietly signed a bill repealing the major provisions of the much-touted ethics law known as the STOCK Act. Passed in 2012 after a 60 Minutes report on insider trading practices in Congress, the STOCK Act banned members of Congress and senior...
Immigration Reform and Private Prison Cash

Immigration Reform and Private Prison Cash

By Sasha Chavkin Published by the Columbia Journalism Review, February 20, 2013 As immigration reform picks up steam in Congress, conventional wisdom holds that a handful of key players are shaping the legislation. Labor unions. Big business. Advocacy groups for and against a path to citizenship for the undocumented. But little scrutiny has been directed...
State Registries Saved Lives During Sandy, But Not in NYC

State Registries Saved Lives During Sandy, But Not in NYC

By Sasha Chavkin Published by WNYC and The New York World, January 16, 2013 Listen to Sasha Chavkin on WNYC’s Morning Edition In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a registry that would allow disaster responders to know where to find people most urgently in need of aid. But he does not appear...

Snow Job?

By Sasha Chavkin Published by the Columbia Journalism Review, January/February 2012 issue Side by side, the two cartoon figures stride across the screen, their stick arms wrapped around massive boxes of gifts. Mischievous music tinkles in the background and a bemused narrator—his words punctuated by comic sound effects—tells a tale of petty corruption by Colorado...
Sasha Chavkin Talks to NBC About Mystery Kidney Disease

Sasha Chavkin Talks to NBC About Mystery Kidney Disease

By the Center for Public Integrity, published October 15, 2012 Watch Sasha Chavkin speaking to NBC News, October 15 NBCnews.com interviewed journalist Sasha Chavkin about a mysterious kidney disease that’s killing rural workers in Nicarauga. Chavkin traveled to Central America, India and Sri Lanka to write about the condition, those suffering from it and the...
Mystery in the Fields Wins Sidney Award

Mystery in the Fields Wins Sidney Award

By the Sidney Hillman Foundation, published October 10, 2012 The Sidney Hillman Foundation announced today that Sasha Chavkin, Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Ronnie Greene of the Center for Public Integrity have won the October Sidney Award for “Mystery in the Fields,” an international investigation into a mystery kidney disease killing young farm workers in India,...
How New York Immigration Courts are Upending a Federal Crackdown

How New York Immigration Courts are Upending a Federal Crackdown

By Sasha Chavkin Published by Capital New York and The New York World, Sept. 27, 2012 From behind the bench of her small courtroom on lower Broadway, Judge Terry Bain began to read. In the second row of the gallery a young Chinese man in a white button-down shirt watched her carefully, his expression blank....