William Bredderman is Senior Researcher at The Daily Beast, where he covers corruption, conflicts of interest, self-dealing, misinformation, and abuses of power and the public trust. His investigative reporting has earned him awards from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. He previously worked for Crain's New York Business, the New York Observer, the Brooklyn Paper, and the Courier-Life newspaper chain. Send him tips: william.bredderman@thedailybeast.com or tips@thedailybeast.com.