Tom Dreisbach

Tom Dreisbach appears in the following:

Top Wall Street Regulators Warn Against Coronavirus Investment Scams

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The leaders of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division say they are taking aggressive action to combat potential investment fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


SEC Suspends Trading Of Company That Sold 'At-Home' COVID-19 Tests

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Wellness Matrix Group said the test had been approved but the Food and Drug Administration said it has not authorized any such product.


Los Angeles Authorities Sue Company For 'Illegally Selling' At-Home COVID-19 Test

Monday, April 06, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration says it has not authorized any at-home tests for the coronavirus. After one company started selling an at-home test in March, the city attorney of Los Angeles sued.


Exclusive: California Company Under Scrutiny For 'At-Home' Coronavirus Test Claims

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The Wellness Matrix Group has offered customers an "at-home kit" for coronavirus testing that is "FDA Approved." But the agency has not approved any such tests, and customers say they feel scammed.


Investigating A Company Selling Supposedly 'FDA Approved' Home Coronavirus Tests

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The federal government has warned about scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. NPR has been investigating one California company which has sold a supposedly "FDA approved" home test for COVID-19.


How To Spot Scams Targeting Fear Of The Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

An NPR investigative reporter answers listener questions about how to spot scams predicated on the coronavirus.


Exclusive: Video Shows Controversial Use Of Force Inside An ICE Detention Center

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Footage from a privately run immigration detention center in California shows eight men linking arms in a hunger strike. Officers responded with pepper spray, saying the men were inciting "rebellion."


'I Don't Believe This Is Happening': 911 Call Reveals Chaos After Delta Fuel Dump

Monday, February 03, 2020

NPR has obtained audio of a 911 call made immediately after a Delta plane dropped 15,000 gallons of jet fuel over the Los Angeles area, including on the playground of an elementary school.


Despite Findings Of 'Negligent' Care, ICE To Expand Troubled Calif. Detention Center

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

A previously confidential report obtained by NPR found major failings at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in California, one of the nation's largest immigration detention centers.


Terrorism Experts Say U.S. Isn't Taking White Supremacist Threats Seriously Enough

Monday, November 25, 2019

White supremacist terrorism is one of the top national security threats facing the U.S. But many terrorism and law enforcement experts say the government has not taken this threat seriously enough.


Mitch McConnell Has Long Argued For More Money In Politics

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the few politicians who argues for more money in politics. His stance led to a decades-long fight with Sen. John McCain, who pushed for donation limits.


'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In 1990, Mitch McConnell returned a $1,000 campaign donation from Donald Trump, who was in severe financial trouble. It's a view into a complicated relationship between two very different politicians.


Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Senate majority leader wants to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. An NPR review of once-secret documents shows how closely McConnell has worked with the industry over decades.


Problems With Health Care Contributed To Hurricane Maria Death Toll In Puerto Rico

Thursday, February 21, 2019

An estimated 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria. Most of those deaths occurred weeks or months after the hurricane made landfall — often because of problems with health care.


In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

When Scott Pruitt served as Oklahoma's attorney general, he took over a major pollution lawsuit brought by his predecessor. Critics accuse Pruitt of inaction on the case, which remains unresolved.


'On Fire For God's Work': How Scott Pruitt's Faith Drives His Politics

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Before Scott Pruitt became the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, his political career was guided in large part by his Southern Baptist faith and a faith-based agenda.


Numbers Disagree With Trump Golf Course Claim Of 'Millions To Charity'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

NPR's "Embedded" podcast team examined charitable giving by Trump National Golf Club, Los Angeles. It found the organization appears to have fallen short of its bold claims of philanthropic giving.


Police Videos Aren't Going Away. How Can We Learn From Them?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

In the era of body cameras and cellphones, the act of seeing police do their job is radically altering the public-police relationship, and changing civilian and police behavior and perceptions alike.


Dangers Of Opana Opioid Painkiller Outweigh Benefits, FDA Panel Says

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Opana ER has been linked to an HIV outbreak in rural Indiana among people who abuse the opioid painkiller. An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration says the drug is too risky.


An Off-Camera Police Shooting, A Trial And The Questions Left Behind

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Charlotte, N.C., police officer Randall Kerrick shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man, in September 2013. Part of the encounter was captured on video.