Jim Hoffer: investigative reporter at Eyewitness News WABC-TV in NYC covering corruption, crime, whistleblowers, aviation, security. TIPS: jim.p.hoffer@abc.com

Investigators exclusive: Taxi king who owes millions speaks out

abc7ny.com — The so-called taxi king, the medallion mogul who owes millions of dollars in back taxes, is speaking out after a string of reports by the Eyewitness News Investigators. Gene Freidman is no stranger to us, but now, he says he's trying to clear things up.

Investigators: Taxi king, already fined by TLC, wins court battle

abc7ny.com — UPDATE JUNE 15: Taxi king Gene Freidman won a victory in court Monday, even if only temporarily. The Appellate Court granted Freidman a stay from having 46 of his taxi medallions seized by the bank. Last Friday, a lower court Judge had given CitiBank the go-ahead to seize Freidman's medallions to collect on $31 million in debt.

Investigators exclusive: Taxi tycoon owes millions in back taxes

abc7ny.com — Millions of dollars are owed in back taxes by a taxi company owner who is worth a fortune. So why hasn't he paid it? And why hasn't the state or the Taxi and Limousine Commission come after him for it? It's an Eyewitness News exclusive.

Investigators exclusive: TLC fines Taxi King for tax delinquency

abc7ny.com — A previous Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive revealed that millions of dollars are owed in back taxes by a taxi company owner who is worth a fortune. We confronted him over why he hasn't paid, and asked why the state and the Taxi and Limousine Commission have both declined to go after him for it.

Investigators exclusive: Lawyer who held $500,000 settlement disbarred

abc7ny.com — A Long Island attorney is off the job after the Eyewitness News Investigators dug into why it took him months to pay his injured client the $500,000 settlement he had won. The last time we tried to speak to Paul Vesnaver, he had no good explanation for why his injured client still hadn't received the half-million dollars.

Investigators Exclusive: Still no black box data from Tappan Zee crane collapse

abc7ny.com — An Eyewitness News Investigataors exclusive focuses on the black box data from the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse. Governor Cuomo promised a speedy investigation into what happened. The crane's black box could provide some answers. So why don't the lead agencies have the data, ten days after the collapse?

Investigators exclusive: Brooklyn immigrant workers say they are being paid below minimum wage

abc7ny.com — In an Eyewitness News Investigators exclusive, immigrants say they are being paid under the table for hard labor at a construction site in Brooklyn below the state-mandated minimum wage. The company's owner has spent time in prison for a similar practice.

The Investigators: High-tech crane at center of Tappan Zee collapse investigation

abc7ny.com — As the investigation continues into the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse, the Eyewitness News Investigators have learned that the crane is the newest high-tech crane now being used on construction projects. There are more cranes operating at this bridge site than anywhere in the nation and until Tuesday the huge construction project had just three minor safety violations.

The Investigators: High-tech crane at center of Tappan Zee collapse investigation

abc7ny.com — As the investigation continues into the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse, the Eyewitness News Investigators have learned that the crane is the newest high-tech crane now being used on construction projects. There are more cranes operating at this bridge site than anywhere in the nation and until Tuesday the huge construction project had just three minor safety violations.

Investigation underway into cause of Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse

abc7ny.com — The investigation into what caused the Tappan Zee Bridge crane collapse is underway, with weather already ruled out as a factor. In the words of one crane expert, "something broke." The question is what and why. How does a brand new crane, doing routine work suddenly collapse?
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Jul 28, 2016

Immigrant workers paid off the books & way below min wage to build skyscrapers;  http://7ny.tv/2ai2tlD  @ABC7NY https://t.co/YLBMlofg8S

Jul 17, 2016

RT @NYCityAlerts: NYPD says foot posts to be assigned dual patrols after Baton Route shooting  http://abc7ny.com/1430459/  via @ABC7NY

Jul 08, 2016

Mom's questions linger after infant's skull fractured in hospital  http://abc7ny.com/1417305/  via @ABC7NY


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