Adam Walser, WFTS

Adam Walser


Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Adam:

Joe Exotic's lawyer says new evidence exonerates him; new sentencing could come in weeks

ABC Action News I-Team Investigator Adam Walser spoke with the Tiger King’s new attorney about ongoing efforts to help Joe get out of prison. Attorney John Phillips claims new evidence could pave the way for a judge to overturn his conviction. → Read More

Legal sports betting in Florida could be underway this football season

During this NFL season, Florida sports fans may finally get the chance to legally bet on their favorite team. That could mean a big windfall of new revenues for the state, but legal hurdles could stand in the way. → Read More

Guardianship task force focuses on reforming a broken system

A new statewide task force will soon make recommendations to improve Florida’s troubled guardianship system. → Read More

$900 water bill leads Safety Harbor couple to call for change in rates

Safety Harbor residents are speaking out about what they consider outrageous water bills. → Read More

'It was my life’s savings': How hackers use email phishing scams to steal billions

A first-of-its-kind study investigates exactly how cyber-criminals use email phishing attacks to steal billions. → Read More

'No-vax tax' increases concert ticket prices fifty-fold for unvaccinated

With new CDC guidelines, concerts are starting to come back to Florida, but for at least one show, the ABC Action News I-Team has learned your COVID-19 vaccination status will determine how much you pay to attend. → Read More

Cryptocurrency accounts wiped out 'in an instant' by cyber crooks

ABC Action News I-Team Investigator Adam Walser has uncovered cyber-criminals have found ways to drain people’s cryptocurrency accounts in the blink of an eye. And currently, there’s no easy way for victims to recover their funds. → Read More

Tampa Water Department lost 2.6B gallons of treated water last year; customers' bills to eventually double

Billions of gallons of treated water are lost every year in Tampa, and it's driving up customers' water bills. → Read More

City of Tampa among 18,000 targets of SolarWinds hack; exposing government data, personal info

The SolarWinds hack is being called the country’s biggest cyber-intrusion to date. → Read More

Home surveillance camera shows officer lied on report when charging man with major crimes

A Lake Wales man, who could have been sent to prison for years based on the claims in a police report, was saved by a home surveillance camera. It showed he didn’t attack an officer, as claimed in the report. → Read More

'Everybody Flies' documentary alleges design flaw allows toxic fumes into aircraft cabins

A retired pilot has become a whistle-blower in the airline industry after he says the job he loved made him sick. → Read More

Guardian waits 12 days to inform family members of their loved one's COVID-19 death

“She dies alone without her family knowing. And two weeks later we find out,” said Terri. → Read More

New Year's Day fire at Temple Terrace beauty salon ruled suspicious, authorities say

Authorities are calling a New Year's Day fire at a Temple Terrace business suspicious. → Read More

Florida fire commissioner arrested for refusing to wear a mask, resisting arrest

A Pinellas County fire commissioner ended up behind bars in Key West after police say he refused to wear a mask. → Read More

Veterans speak out after VA cuts their access to acupuncture clinic due to pandemic

The local VA is under fire for cutting access to a popular alternative treatment program. → Read More

Flying during COVID-19 pandemic leads to uptick in passenger guns caught by airport security

As Florida airports gear up for the holiday travel season, they’re seeing more people bringing guns to the airport. → Read More

Florida spends millions on cybersecurity after 2016 hacks of election offices

After hackers targeted Florida county election offices in 2016, the state invested millions to upgrade election security. → Read More

Florida election officials receive little training and are not tested in signature matching

As Florida’s voter registration deadline nears, the I-Team is digging deeper into the new training elections officials are getting to verify voters’ signatures. → Read More

Sixth person who attended law enforcement conference tests positive for COVID-19

Another sheriff who attended a law enforcement conference in Lee County, Florida last week has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected to six. → Read More

Florida’s sheriffs hold 3-day conference, 5 attendees test positive for COVID-19

Gov. DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody also attended conference → Read More