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

Bixby founder hit with more charges

Grand jury adds 19 counts in new indictment against Bob Walker, who wouldn't cut a plea deal.

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 08:55 PM

Bixby Energy founder indicted on 20 more charges

Bob Walker invented Sleep Number beds but now faces trial in energy investment scheme.

Updated: June 19, 2012, - 09:39 AM

Minneapolis doctor is called one victim of $7 million scam

A Colorado man befriended a Minneapolis physician and allegedly bilked nearly $7.5 million from him and the son of another Twin Cities doctor, and used the money to buy exotic cars, jewelry and other luxury items.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 09:57 PM

Diamond merchant gets 16 years in conspiracy case

He transported stolen gems, helped distribute a ton of pot.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 08:54 PM

Federal case could grow vs. founder of Bixby Energy

Prosecutors want time to add accusations against Bob Walker, indicted in an alleged investment fraud.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 08:12 PM

3 found guilty in huge Ponzi case

700 victims bought the crooks' line and many lost their life savings. Jurors didn't buy anything, convicting on all counts.

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 04:01 PM

Cook's fraud relied on a quirky crew

Some of the highlights from Minnesota's second-largest Ponzi scheme.

Updated: June 13, 2012, - 04:00 PM

Judge says man can't hand out Bibles at Twin Cities Pride fest

At issue was freedom of speech, Pride event's accommodations.

Updated: June 11, 2012, - 08:22 PM

Complicated fraud case goes to jury

Prosecutors say they've got evidence to convict three men in Trevor Cook's scheme. Defense attorneys say their clients were hoodwinked.

Updated: June 07, 2012, - 09:15 PM

Complicated fraud case goes to jury

Nearly three years after the collapse of the second-largest Ponzi scheme in Minnesota history, jurors in a Minneapolis federal court will begin deliberations Friday on whether three key figures were duped by convicted fraudster Trevor Cook as they claim, or whether they helped him to bilk $194 million from more than 700 investors.

Updated: June 07, 2012, - 07:15 PM

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