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William Bredderman

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Recent:
  • The Daily Beast
Past:
  • Crain's New York Business
  • New York Observer

Recent articles by William:

Report: Shakira Claps Back At Spanish Tax Agency Over Fraud Charges

The Colombian singer's lawyers say Madrid's levy-collectors are using her as an example to all Spaniards. → Read More

Inside Shaun King’s Shadowy $6.7 Million Nonprofit

Shaun King’s Grassroots Law Project amassed and spent millions after George Floyd’s murder—including six-figure payouts to himself and allied consultants. → Read More

Grief and Relief as Suspect Charged in L.A. Cold Cases

Families relive horror and heartbreak as cops collar Texas man for decades-old murders. → Read More

Congressman Paid $424K in Campaign Cash to Hypnotist Wife

Democrat Tony Cardenas’ payments to his wife’s company have raised “red flags” with ethics advocates. → Read More

Deleted Tweets Reveal a Progressive Group’s Ukraine Meltdown

The Gravel Institute was supposed to be an antidote to right-wing propaganda. Instead, it spread misleading claims aligned with Kremlin narratives, experts say. → Read More

The Other Aide Entangled in Dem Rep’s Bribery Scandal

One of Rep. Marie Newman’s staffers promoted the campaign of a rival before securing her job with the congresswoman, sources say, and had another bizarre employment contract. → Read More

Steve Bannon’s Richie Rich Friend Just Filed for Bankruptcy

Purported billionaire Guo Wengui—the man behind the yacht on which Bannon was notoriously arrested—claims assets only worth $50,000 to $100,000 → Read More

Judge Orders Bannon’s Sugar Daddy to Cough Up $134 Million Over Notorious Yacht

Guo Wengui will have to pay massive contempt fines for moving the yacht where federal agents busted Steve Bannon in 2020. → Read More

14-Year-Old Leads Sheriffs On Wild Chase After Escaping Alabama ‘Boot Camp’

A 14-year-old stole a car with two sheriffs’ departments in hot pursuit until highway spikes took the wind out of his caper. → Read More

GOP Lawmaker’s Campaign Spent Thousands on Her Own Companies

Trump acolyte Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) paid her own firms for rent, printing, and utilities. → Read More

Tech Tycoon Dangled a COVID Cure—Then Went Full Anti-Vaxxer

Steve Kirsch invented the optical mouse. Now he’s pioneering something a whole lot more dangerous. → Read More

The Messy Money Drama Behind Steve Bannon’s Propaganda Machine

With the feds poking around, infighting plagues the strange anti-China network Bannon co-founded. → Read More

Chinese Disinfo King Guo Wengui’s Network Claims He Hired MAGA’s Fave Mercenary

Ex-Blackwater chief Erik Prince admits to chatting with the Steve Bannon pal, but says that’s where it ended. → Read More

New York’s New Guv Is Staring at a Massive Conflict of Interest

Kathy Hochul will soon be in the governor’s mansion—and bringing her husband’s big-money gambling ties with her. → Read More

Feds Forgive COVID Loan to White Nationalist Publisher

VDARE chief Peter Brimelow gets to keep tens of thousands in PPP cash. → Read More

The Billionaire Behind Bannon’s Fake Chinese Embassy

Mogul’s bullet-proof Manhattan mansion shields network of right-wing news and nonprofits. → Read More

Gohmert Swears $5,500 ‘Donation’ to Holocaust Denier Was a Mistake

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert’s campaign gave $5,500 to “ministries” linked to anti-gay, anti-Semitic preacher Steve Anderson. → Read More

Hotels Tied to Kristi Noem Crony Got Millions in State COVID Cash

A big-time donor’s company and her own family’s businesses collected grants, too. → Read More

‘A Lot of People Are Going to Die’: Iowa Scientists Fear Guv’s COVID-19 Retreat Will Bring Further Disaster

Relaxed rules in the Hawkeye State could mean a very unhealthy New Year, experts warn. → Read More

Conservative-Majority Wisconsin Supreme Court Slaps Down Trump’s ‘Meritless’ Election Challenge

Judges call Team Trump’s attempt to junk 220,000 absentee votes from Madison and Milwaukee “unreasonable in the extreme.” → Read More