Danny Robbins

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Danny Robbins in an investigative reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Your bank account information is for sale, despite federal law
 In a shadowy world seemingly ignored by regulators, dozens of private investigators and data brokers are selling private bank account information. Give them a name, address and Social Security number and they boast they can find accounts and how much is in them, down to the last cent. Your account, your neighbor’s, your parents&rsquo...

Posted: 6 hours ago

In a shadowy world seemingly ignored by regulators, dozens of private investigators and data brokers are selling private bank account information. Give them a name, address and Social Security number and they boast they can find accounts and how much is in them, down to the last cent. Your account, your neighbor’s, your parents&rsquo...
Settlements in prison doctor lawsuits top $3 million; could go higher
 In what some see as a commentary on prison healthcare in Georgia, the state’s tab to settle lawsuits involving two of its former prison doctors grew in the past year to more than $3 million — and there’s a chance the figure could grow even more in 2019. The settlements came in five lawsuits alleging negligence or deliberate...

Posted: 21 days ago

In what some see as a commentary on prison healthcare in Georgia, the state’s tab to settle lawsuits involving two of its former prison doctors grew in the past year to more than $3 million — and there’s a chance the figure could grow even more in 2019. The settlements came in five lawsuits alleging negligence or deliberate...
As FIFA bribes flowed, one official’s cash was put in Ga. real estate
 On a Saturday morning early this year, Shani Whint opened the cabinet under the sink in the townhouse she was renting in Conyers, exposing a washtub collecting leaking water and a cavity encrusted with mold and filth. She then pointed to the ceiling, where a yellow stain had spread. That, she said, was coming from an upstairs toilet that...

Posted: 28 days ago

On a Saturday morning early this year, Shani Whint opened the cabinet under the sink in the townhouse she was renting in Conyers, exposing a washtub collecting leaking water and a cavity encrusted with mold and filth. She then pointed to the ceiling, where a yellow stain had spread. That, she said, was coming from an upstairs toilet that...
Ex-prison hospital doctor claims whistleblowing cost him his job
 The doctor who publicly criticized the operation of Georgia’s prison hospital when he resigned earlier this year has filed a lawsuit accusing state officials of forcing him out of his job for previously leaking information to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Timothy Young asserts that those responsible...

10:24 PM Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

The doctor who publicly criticized the operation of Georgia’s prison hospital when he resigned earlier this year has filed a lawsuit accusing state officials of forcing him out of his job for previously leaking information to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The federal lawsuit filed by Dr. Timothy Young asserts that those responsible...
After seven years, Ga. malpractice insurance disclosure still flawed
 Seven years ago, Georgia lawmakers approved a small step toward giving patients more knowledge about their doctors. The legislation, amending the state’s Patient Right to Know Act, required physicians to disclose to the Georgia Composite Medical Board whether they have malpractice insurance. The board, in turn, was tasked with adding...

7:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

Seven years ago, Georgia lawmakers approved a small step toward giving patients more knowledge about their doctors. The legislation, amending the state’s Patient Right to Know Act, required physicians to disclose to the Georgia Composite Medical Board whether they have malpractice insurance. The board, in turn, was tasked with adding...
Day to honor veterans also marks 100th anniversary of World War I’s end
 More than 100 veterans, including a Medal of Honor winner, turned out Sunday at the Atlanta History Center for a special Veterans Day observance that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. On a cool, clear morning, veterans who served in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan gathered with others outside the center for a ceremony...

10:04 PM Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018

More than 100 veterans, including a Medal of Honor winner, turned out Sunday at the Atlanta History Center for a special Veterans Day observance that marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. On a cool, clear morning, veterans who served in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan gathered with others outside the center for a ceremony...
Documents show how law firm got one woman’s bank account information
 When the lawyers for Connie James’ homeowners association garnished her bank accounts to recover delinquent dues, she was curious. She didn’t know how the accounts had been located, nor had she given anyone consent to access them.  More than a year later, her curiosity gave way to anger as she learned how the law firm found...

3:39 PM Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

When the lawyers for Connie James’ homeowners association garnished her bank accounts to recover delinquent dues, she was curious. She didn’t know how the accounts had been located, nor had she given anyone consent to access them.  More than a year later, her curiosity gave way to anger as she learned how the law firm found...
State pays $1.5 million to parents of ex-inmate
 The state of Georgia has paid $1.5 million to the parents of a 43-year-old woman now in a vegetative state to settle their claims that their daughter was denied adequate medical care in prison.  The settlement is the state’s largest for a prison lawsuit in the last 10 years and ends a case that included video showing correctional...

8:45 PM Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

The state of Georgia has paid $1.5 million to the parents of a 43-year-old woman now in a vegetative state to settle their claims that their daughter was denied adequate medical care in prison.  The settlement is the state’s largest for a prison lawsuit in the last 10 years and ends a case that included video showing correctional...
Violent attack on Georgia prison nurse points to major security breach
 As Alicia Butler remembers it, the day was going along pretty much like all the others when the ambush occurred. One minute she was working alone in the small upstairs room where medication is stored at Georgia State Prison, part of her duties as a prison nurse, and the next she was on the floor, struggling with an inmate she believed was...

5:00 PM Thursday, Aug. 09, 2018

As Alicia Butler remembers it, the day was going along pretty much like all the others when the ambush occurred. One minute she was working alone in the small upstairs room where medication is stored at Georgia State Prison, part of her duties as a prison nurse, and the next she was on the floor, struggling with an inmate she believed was...
Doctor accused by 17 females loses license after male patient’s accusation of sexual impropriety
 A Texas doctor who was allowed to continue practicing after 17 women accused him of sexual impropriety has finally lost his medical license after being accused of similar misconduct by a man. >> Read more trending news  Dr. Philip Leonard of Austin, Texas, was among the physicians spotlighted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

8:17 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

A Texas doctor who was allowed to continue practicing after 17 women accused him of sexual impropriety has finally lost his medical license after being accused of similar misconduct by a man. >> Read more trending news  Dr. Philip Leonard of Austin, Texas, was among the physicians spotlighted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...