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Brad Racino

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter

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Brad Racino is an investigative reporter, videographer, editor and producer for inewsource.

Since joining inewsource in 2012, Racino has produced work for print, radio and TV on a variety of topics, including political corruption, transportation, health, trade and surveillance. In 2013, Racino won both the national IRE award for investigative reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sol Price Award for responsible journalism for his ongoing investigation into San Diego’s North County Transit District.

Before joining inewsource, Brad worked as a reporter and database analyst for News21; as a photographer, videographer and reporter for the Columbia Missourian; and as a videographer and editor for Verizon Fios1 TV in New York.

Brad received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2012.

Contact him at or (619) 594-3569.

Recent Stories

Helix Environmental: San Diego Attorney's Wife Did Not Disclose Role In His Firm

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The environmental consulting firm that employed attorney Cory Briggs’ wife added another layer to the conflict-of-interest inquiry surrounding the couple, saying it did not know she had a position in Briggs’ law firm.

Contested Transcript Of San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs’ Wife Released

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The lawyer for Cory Briggs’ wife released the document Monday, saying she had no objection. It shows she was associated with her husband’s law firm for the past 20 years while also working for a consulting firm that did business with local governments he sued.

Briggs Opposes San Diego City Attorney’s Move To Unseal Transcript

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A Superior Court judge said he will rule next week on whether to lift a protective order so City Attorney Jan Goldsmith can fulfill an inewsource public records request for documents involving attorney Cory Briggs and his wife.

Document Links Cory Briggs' Wife To His San Diego Law Business

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New documents provided Wednesday to inewsource say the wife of a well-known environmental lawyer was vice president of his law firm at the same time she worked on projects for government agencies he was suing.

San Diego Attorney’s Environmental Lawsuits Could Be Tainted By Conflict Of Interest

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The wife of lawyer Cory Briggs, who sues local, state and federal government agencies over environmental violations, held a key position in a La Mesa company on the other side of his litigation. The potential conflict of interest and its effect on the taxpayers has not been publicly known.

San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs’ Land Deals Raise Ethical, Legal Questions

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A San Diego lawyer who has built a reputation on fighting for the environment and against government abuse runs a business that runs contrary to his public interest persona.

California Gets New Government Accountability Laws

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A crusade by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia got the ethics laws passed to make it easier for the public to hold politicians and government officials accountable, but the measures did get watered down to win approval.

USA Vs. $9,000 In Currency — A Lawsuit Over Drug Money In San Diego County

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The lawsuit stems from a formal complaint U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy filed related to the federal asset forfeiture program. The complaint isn't against someone — it's against the money itself.

San Diego Agencies Cash In On Drug Money, Assets

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A federal program allowing police to seize money and assets related to drug trafficking has been good to San Diego County’s cops and prosecutors, providing nearly $30 million to their agencies between 2007 and 2014.

San Diego Police Sued For Withholding Spy Technology Records

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The San Diego Police Department purchased high-tech surveillance devices called Stingrays that indiscriminately gather large amounts of cellphone data in order to locate a target.

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