The Press: Breach of Trust

On Scripps-Howard's crusading Cleveland Press, Veteran (51) Forrest Allen enjoys an earned reputation as a tenacious, digging reporter who makes life uncomfortable for errant public officials. For five years, picking away at the probate-court administration in Cuyahoga County, Allen has often broken off bits of news, but he never seemed to hit probate pay dirt. Last February, after he got a tip from young (29) Courthouse Reporter Sam Giaimo, Allen and Giaimo began to dig deeper into the court. What they found provided the Press with frontpage headlines for weeks, scandalized Cleveland,...

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