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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Arrests in Newsday, Hoy, Circulation Fraud

NPR, Newsday, and other media are now reporting that two Tribune-owned papers, Newsday and Hoy, have apparently been reporting wildly inaccurate circulation figures since 2002. Today the federal government unsealed an affadavit alleging exactly how the fraud was carried out: three of the Tribune Company's former employees are accused of putting together a complex plan involving the destruction of newspapers, kickbacks, and false statements to independent auditors. Read the affadavit here.  Read the NPR story here.  Read a story in Newsday itself here.

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