Robert Faturechi

Robert Faturechi


Investigative reporter, ProPublica. Email tips: robert.faturechi@propublica.org Signal/WhatsApp: 213-271-7217

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This @JustinElliott  @SheInvestigates  @bandler_james  story is full of so many amazing details. i.e. Thiel bought Palantir shares before it went public to goose his Roth. Palantir gets a $99 million contract with the IRS to identify tax cheats.

NEW from The Secret IRS Files: Why did the salaries of executives at private companies suddenly fall in 2018, even as their companies thrived? They may have been gaming the Trump tax cut. From me and @JustinElliott 

Houston Rockets owner on proposal to tax billionaires' unrealized gains: "Our great Capitalism will come to an end"

NEW: CO's governor paid 0 in federal income tax in multiple years WV's governor paid little or 0 almost every year since 2000 Rick Scott + Betsy DeVos used loopholes to avoid estate tax Darrell Issa fought for SALT, which gave him $51 mil in write-offs

This statement from ProPublica's general counsel sums it up nicely:

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Among the shocking details in this story: Patrick Soon-Shiong, billionaire owner of the Los Angeles Times, hasn’t paid federal income tax in 5 consecutive recent years.

1) In the news today: the family of Rob Walton, the @Walmart  heir, will be buying the Denver@Broncos  for $4.65 billion. As always, there’s a tax angle… 🧵

6) This perk helps billionaire owners pay lower income tax rates than their millionaire players...and even low-paid stadium workers.

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New details in the Burr stock trading saga: -His bro-in-law (who sold same day) said he had special info: I know a Senator -Did Burr have an inside source? Texts about COVID, sender's identity redacted -Burr called bro-in-law soon after scandal broke

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Turns out we missed a few transactions. It's up to *$1.7* million.

NEW: Tom Price traveled to Australia + lobbied officials there for pharma provision, after buying pharma stock

I was texting with an old L.A. cop source. White, high-ranking, old school. His take on the Minneapolis Police Department shocked me...

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L.A. cop accused of choking ex-girlfriend, ripping off her jeans, breaking down bathroom door as she tried to escape. 2X trying to break into her house. He was fired. But the new LA Sheriff just reinstated him. The cop volunteered on his campaign.

"The ICE attorney twice raised objections to the presence of a reporter in court, and to the reporter taking notes that might be published."

NEW from /: How an ex-pesticide lobbyist - now inside the Trump administration - opened the doors of USDA to her former employer

A $300 million “good news” HHS ad campaign, at taxpayer expense, ahead of the election (with $15 million going to the business partner of the HHS official who conceived of it) Wow story from @ddiamond 

Our profiles of the sailors who died on the USS McCain - which the White House wanted "out of sight" for Trump's visit to Japan, per WSJ.

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