Joe Stephens

Staff writerWashington, D.C.


IRS nominee John Koskinen pledges to probe the loss of millions of dollars to wrongdoing at nonprofit groups.

  • Dec 12, 2013

Court records indicate that some of the money helped cover expenses at Upper Marlboro bridal shop.

  • Nov 24, 2013

Faced with theft and embezzlement, charities often chose not to alert law enforcement, investigation shows.

  • Nov 23, 2013

Congress promises multiple investigations of alleged theft, secrecy and wrongdoing at charities.

  • Nov 1, 2013

Lela West worked gratis for a Virginia youth sports club for years before being charged with embezzlement.

  • Oct 30, 2013

A Post analysis found that more than 1,000 groups have had a “significant diversion” of assets since 2008.

  • Oct 26, 2013

Driver uses cellphone to record altercation leading up to the alleged assault.

  • Apr 30, 2013

Police say a shoving match led to gunfire at a business praised as a positive addition to the community.

  • Jan 26, 2013

It will take time and effort to correct the pattern, Virginia state regulators say.

  • Jan 17, 2013

Lawmakers accuse officials of shuttered solar company of lying to Congress after receiving White House backing and a big federal loan.

  • Sep 23, 2011
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Joe Stephens joined The Washington Post in 1999 and specializes in in-depth enterprise reporting. He has won more than a dozen national honors, including three George Polk Awards. With colleagues, he has written three series that have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, including an examination of the growth of the nation’s largest environmental organization and an investigation into abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Other topics on which he has written extensively include the presidential race, political corruption, the war against terrorism, Afghan reconstruction, the federal judiciary and drug experiments conducted on children in the Third World. Joe is a 2012 Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University
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