Michael Grabell has been a reporter at ProPublica since 2008, producing stories for USA Today, Salon, NPR, MSNBC.com and the CBS Evening News. His investigative work has included stories on Obama’s economic stimulus package, the Federal Air Marshal Service, the Lance Armstrong doping allegations, chemicals stored near schools and neighborhoods, and a bus fire that killed 23 nursing home patients fleeing Hurricane Rita. Before joining ProPublica, he was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News. He has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Grabell’s book about the stimulus, Money Well Spent?: The Truth Behind the Trillion-Dollar Stimulus, the Biggest Economic Recovery Plan in History, was published in January 2012.
Posted In: raiteros, Immigration, Chicago
Go behind the scenes of our investigation into Chicago's underworld of labor brokers, known as "raiteros," who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.