Dan Browning

Reporter | Health Care | Medical Research
Phone: 612-673-4493
Dan Browning covers health care and medical research for the Star Tribune. His areas of expertise include investigative reporting, computer-assisted reporting (i.e., data analysis) and white collar crime.

Recent content from Dan Browning

Drugs and thugs slide down priority scale

U.S. Attorney says office is focused on bigger, more time-consuming crimes.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 01:42 PM

Jones' office turns to 1934 law aimed at gangsters

U.S. Atttorney's office uses the 1934 Hobbs Act to aim at hardened criminals, but hits others, too.

Updated: December 30, 2012, - 07:41 PM

Federal courts beat: Federal prosecutor is ready for just one job

Don't be surprised if Minnesota gets a new U.S. attorney next year.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 07:01 PM

Dec. 12: Beckman offers $19M for leniency

Jason "Bo" Beckman, a brash 42-year-old former money manager, is offering a $19 million check to avoid what could be life in prison when he stands before Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis for sentencing on Jan. 3.

Updated: December 12, 2012, - 05:30 AM

Conflict over preaching in Duluth park returns to federal court

Judge sides with preachers' free-speech rights at Duluth event.

Updated: December 05, 2012, - 11:57 PM

Bank robbery suspect duels with court - by himself

"Man in black" suspect illustrates the many pitfalls of representing yourself in a criminal case.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 08:57 PM

Petters' ex says new husband abused her

In 2010, 39-year-old Tracy Mixon watched the father of her two young children -- Tom Petters -- get sent to prison for 50 years for running a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme from the Twin Cities. She was evicted from her $640,000 Plymouth home by the receiver rounding up Petters' assets and lost privileges to a Lincoln SUV. Then in September, a federal judge overseeing the remnants of the estate cut off the $1,879 monthly stipend she'd been getting since his 2008 arrest.

Updated: November 28, 2012, - 09:32 PM

Nov. 27: Did Ramsey County workhouse nurses neglect inmate with TB?

A federal jury must decide if they showed deliberate indifference to inmate whose infection spread to others.

Updated: November 27, 2012, - 09:06 PM

Federal courts beat: Justice may be nigh in coin fraud

Hardly a week goes by without someone calling me to complain that a Twin Cities coin dealer ripped them off. Most of the callers are elderly. Many lack any records of their transactions. Some say law enforcement -- the FBI, local police -- advised them to lick their wounds and move on.

Updated: November 20, 2012, - 07:20 PM

Social Security employee, 3 others indicted

The four are accused of conspiring to get Social Security cards under bogus names and collect benefits.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 06:22 PM

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