Jerry Markon

Accountability reporterWashington, D.C.

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Andrew Auernheimer’s imprisonment in 2012 highlighted the debate over U.S. campaign against cybercrime.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Experts say the nation’s narcotics strategy is turning to treatment as an alternative to long prison sentences.

  • Mar 30, 2014

In a video message, the attorney general said such fatalities increased by 45 percent from 2006 to 2010.

  • Mar 10, 2014

Success in closing “pill mills” helped fuel rising heroin use, and experts say government missed warning signs.

  • Mar 6, 2014

The firm has been criticized for performance, ethics on past projects, but officials say it is still the best pick.

  • Feb 9, 2014

Politics were not a factor in CGI’s selection, but neither were its links to earlier federal contract failures.

  • Dec 22, 2013

Many CGI employees came from a company that mishandled at least 20 government IT projects.

  • Nov 15, 2013

Their failure could leave taxpayers to pay $1 billion in defaulted loans and remove competition from market.

  • Oct 22, 2013

Aaron Alexis received mental health treatment at VA hospitals, law enforcement officials say.

  • Sep 17, 2013

Some conservatives are shifting positions as crime declines and fear of it wanes.

  • Aug 18, 2013

Lon Snowden talks about his family, his son’s work with the CIA and his concerns for his future.

  • Jul 31, 2013

Elder Snowden defends his son, says he wants him to remain in Russia.

  • Jul 30, 2013

Anna Smith is a plaintiff in one of six lawsuits over the sweeping collection of telephone and Internet records.

  • Jul 25, 2013

At least five new cases have been filed in federal courts the former NSA contractor revealed programs.

  • Jul 15, 2013

Facing corporate resistance, the SEC has yet to finalize the provision of the financial overhaul law.

  • Jul 6, 2013
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About Jerry

Jerry Markon is a political accountability reporter for the Post’s National Desk, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. He also serves as lead Web writer for major breaking national news. In 2012, Markon wrote accountability/investigative stories about the U.S. presidential candidates and was one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Before that, he spent nine years covering the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. and the Justice Department, writing about major national security cases and other law enforcement and legal topics. He has also covered the U.S. Supreme Court, anchored the Post’s blog on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and chronicled the war-crimes trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Markon came to the Post in early 2003 from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the federal courthouse in Manhattan. He has also worked for Newsday, the Associated Press and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Markon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.