INVESTIGATIONS

Brazil’s military police initially stood by as Bolsonaro supporters rioted

A review of over 150 videos and images reveals that rank-and-file officers tasked with securing the streets around government buildings did little at first to stop the assault.

By Meg Kelly and Imogen PiperJanuary 28, 2023

Justice Department asks FEC to stand down as prosecutors probe Santos

The request is the clearest sign to date of an active criminal investigation examining the congressman’s campaign finances.

By Isaac Stanley-Becker, Jonathan O'Connell and Emma BrownJanuary 27, 2023

Santos campaign briefly reported $254,000 in payments to ‘anonymous’

The payments stunned experts, who said they called into question the accuracy of the congressman’s broader financial filings.

By Emma Brown and Isaac Stanley-BeckerJanuary 27, 2023

‘I felt like we were in “Goodfellas’’’: How George Santos wooed investors for alleged Ponzi scheme

Accounts gathered by The Post provide fresh insight into how Santos pitched Harbor City to investors, including a real estate agent who says he lost $50,000.

By Jonathan O'Connell, Isaac Stanley-Becker, Emma Brown and Samuel OakfordJanuary 25, 2023

Harbor City called George Santos a ‘perfect fit.’ The SEC called the company a fraud.

The inside story of the New York congressman and the now-shuttered Florida firm that employed him for more than a year.

By Isaac Stanley-Becker, Jonathan O'Connell and Emma BrownJanuary 15, 2023

George Santos was paid for work at company accused of Ponzi scheme later than previously known

The New York congressman is said to have received payments from Florida-based Harbor City Capital as late as April 2021, income he has never disclosed.

By Isaac Stanley-Becker and Emma BrownJanuary 11, 2023

Videos of Brazil attack show striking similarities to Jan. 6

Two years after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, a group of Bolsonaro supporters attacked Brazil’s government buildings in similar ways.

By Meg Kelly and Imogen PiperJanuary 9, 2023

For John Eastman and Clarence Thomas, an intellectual kinship stretching back decades

The Supreme Court justice and the lawyer who worked to help Trump try to overturn the 2020 election have a remarkable relationship that began years before Eastman served as Thomas’s clerk, a Post examination found.

By Emma Brown and Rosalind S. HeldermanDecember 23, 2022

Uvalde records reveal chaotic medical response as victims lost blood

Previously unreleased video, audio and interviews for the first time show helicopter and ambulance delays after police finally confronted the Robb Elementary shooter.

By Zach Despart, Lomi Kriel, Alejandro Serrano, Joyce Sohyun Lee, Arelis R. Hernández, Sarah Cahlan, Imogen Piper and Uriel J. GarcíaDecember 20, 2022

Coached until she collapsed, an aspiring bodybuilder is now on life support

A female bodybuilder has a brain injury and is on a ventilator after following a conditioning plan devised by one of the industry’s most controversial coaches.

By Jenn AbelsonDecember 20, 2022

Rigged: The undoing of America’s premier bodybuilding leagues

Jim Manion subverted the National Physique Committee’s nonprofit mission by establishing a parallel for-profit company, The Post found.

By Desmond Butler and John SullivanDecember 16, 2022

Overview: From Mexican labs to U.S. streets, a lethal pipeline

The Washington Post traced the fentanyl crisis from the back alleys of northern Mexico, to official Washington. U.S. border authorities are now overwhelmed.

By Courtney Kan, Nick Miroff, Scott Higham, Steven Rich and Tyler RemmelDecember 15, 2022

Five down in Apt. 307: Mass fentanyl deaths test a Colorado prosecutor

In a Denver suburb on the Sunday of Presidents' Day weekend, five people died simultaneously in what was then the nation’s largest known mass fentanyl poisoning.

By Sari Horwitz, Meryl Kornfield, Nick Miroff and Steven RichDecember 15, 2022

'They were poisoned'

Five friends died from fentanyl in Colorado. (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post; Photo: Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)

By Jorge RibasDecember 14, 2022

To live and die in Tijuana

Tijuana is now the busiest fentanyl trafficking hub into the United States. Addicts, journalists and police navigate a city in disarray. And then there is José.

By Kevin Sieff, Salwan Georges, Erin Patrick O'Connor and Rekha TenjarlaDecember 14, 2022

Inside the daunting hunt for the ingredients of fentanyl and meth

Mexican cartels are increasingly manufacturing drugs entirely from chemicals, rather than relying on plants, making detection far more difficult.

By Mary Beth Sheridan, Eva Herscowitz and Alejandra Ibarra ChaoulDecember 13, 2022

Advocates seek federal investigation of multistate effort to copy voting software

Evidence of the effort by Trump supporters surfaced in a long-running lawsuit over the security of Georgia’s voting system.

By Emma Brown, Aaron C. Davis and Jon SwaineDecember 13, 2022

A DEA agent tracked the source of fentanyl in Mormon country — a Mexican cartel

In Utah, fentanyl overdose deaths increased 300 percent over a three-year period. Synthetics had reshaped the geography of drug demand. The Sinaloa cartel had the supply.

By Kevin SieffDecember 13, 2022

How fentanyl caused a deadly drug crisis in the U.S.

Investigative reporter Scott Higham explains how the spread of fentanyl resulted in the deadliest narcotics crisis in U.S. history.

By Casey SilvestriDecember 12, 2022

They call him the Eagle: How the U.S. lost a key ally in Mexico as fentanyl took off

The untold story of America’s most dependable drug war ally and how the drug war in Mexico fell apart as a river of synthetic drugs flooded the United States.

By Mary Beth Sheridan and Nick MiroffDecember 12, 2022