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Rich Schapiro

Rich Schapiro is a reporter for the NBC News Investigative Unit.

Rich Schapiro is a reporter for the NBC News Investigative Unit.

Latest from Rich Schapiro

21h ago

Two New Yorkers tried to leave Brazil with 77 pounds of gold in their luggage

Experts say the ease with which the two men obtained the 77 pounds of questionable gold underscores the challenges of cracking down on a trade that fuels environmental destruction and enriches international criminal groups.
3d ago

Former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg calls the network a 'big corporate machine that destroys people'

Former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg told NBC News she believes she was set up to be a scapegoat in the defamation suit against Fox News over baseless election fraud claims.
6d ago

Woman framed in ‘rape fantasy’ plot speaks out after conviction of ex-U.S. marshal

The guilty verdict represents a fresh round of vindication for Michelle Hadley, who spent 88 days in jail as a result of Ian Diaz’s scheme.
17d ago

Toxic school: How the government failed Black residents in Louisiana's 'Cancer Alley'

A rubber plant near an elementary school in southern Louisiana has been emitting a carcinogenic chemical for decades. Locals wonder why it’s still allowed to remain in operation.
48d ago

NYC fire boss asks federal gov't to crack down on substandard lithium-ion batteries and e-bikes after fatal fires

After fatal battery fires, New York’s top fire official has asked the U.S. government to do more to seize substandard lithium-ion batteries and regulate e-bikes.
54d ago

An exploding problem: Fires sparked by lithium batteries are confounding firefighters

With the number of fires caused by lithium batteries soaring across the U.S., firefighters say the training needed to fight them effectively is lagging in many places.
56d ago

Is a Florida pastor accused of fraud feigning illness to avoid prison?

A court-ordered psychiatrist ruled that Evan Edwards was incompetent to stand trial, but the doctor’s report raised more questions than answers.
58d ago

Memphis police chief once led the aggressive ‘Red Dog’ anti-crime unit in Atlanta

Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis is under scrutiny for her oversight of Atlanta’s Red Dog anti-crime unit, after officers with the similar Scorpion unit killed Tyre Nichols.
63d ago

Memphis police’s vaunted Scorpion unit is deactivated after Tyre Nichols’ death

Memphis police’s vaunted Scorpion unit has been permanently deactivated.
65d ago

Memphis police’s vaunted Scorpion unit under scrutiny after Tyre Nichols’ death

The Memphis Police Department's Scorpion unit launched in 2021 to target violent crime. Its officers were involved in killing Tyre Nichols after a traffic stop.
77d ago

‘A treasure of humanity’: 102-year-old Nazi prosecutor is still pushing for peace

With the number of Holocaust survivors dwindling around the world, Ben Ferencz represents a link to one of the darkest chapters in history.