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Stuff Happens. This issue was all sewed up and ready to print, mere hours from our press appointment, and a request was made to pull the front page story. Even though we’d changed the names and disguised the true nature of the particular situation, the insurer was uneasy because our story involved an open investigation and a grisly murder-for-insurance plot.
There’s a thin line between the possibility of jeopardizing an open investigation and the responsibility to alert the insurance fraud-fighting community to particularly heinous plots. It’s a tightrope we’ve walked since the beginning, tricky and potentially treacherous, but always moving in a forward direction.
It’s always easier to journalistically focus on what’s wrong than on what’s right. So while filling our front page (quickly) may have resulted it a bit of “spewing,” I’d like to take the time to unequivocally state that the fraud-fighting community possesses much that’s right and good.
Most notably, our people, their total dedication, and their absolute tenacity.
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