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

Investor describes big losses in Cook's currency scheme

Raymond Olson, 96, told a federal jury about how his wife's family lost close to $13 million.

Updated: May 14, 2012, - 09:43 PM

Cook insider admits fraud, implicates former pals

An heir to the Kroger fortune testified about three ex-associates in the Ponzi scheme.

Updated: May 11, 2012, - 09:24 PM

Federal courts beat: Reporters get rare treatment in court

An unusual thing happened last week in the marathon federal trial of three Twin Cities men accused of defrauding investors in the second-largest Ponzi scheme in Minnesota history.

Updated: May 11, 2012, - 06:23 PM

Money manager faces mom at trial

Bo Beckman didn't look up as his mother was sworn in. Later, a witness said big Ponzi scheme was built on lies "plucked from air."

Updated: May 09, 2012, - 09:17 PM

Witnesses: Cook's game raised red flag of fraud

Prosecutors zeroed in on Bo Beckman, a Minneapolis money manager who was sued by his own mother.

Updated: May 08, 2012, - 11:02 PM

Federal investigators squeeze synthetic drug shipments

Two dozen packages of synthetic drugs from out-of-state are seized as postal inspectors take advantage of new laws in Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Updated: May 07, 2012, - 01:26 PM

Sale, theft of customer lists fuel coin fraud

Sales leads move from firm to firm as salesmen take databases when they move to new jobs or start their own firms.

Updated: May 05, 2012, - 03:12 PM

Clerical goof adds hassle to victims of Cook fraud

Overpayments to some have temporarily frozen distribution of assets from Ponzi scheme.

Updated: May 04, 2012, - 09:18 PM

Jurors told of sex, drugs and booze at Cook's firm

Witnesses say Trevor Cook and a number of his associates partied hard behind the scenes at his Minneapolis headquarters.

Updated: April 27, 2012, - 09:04 AM

Ex-Centennial Mortgage executive pleads guilty to bank fraud

Joseph Traxler, once of Centennial Mortgage, says he helped others in a scheme that authorities say cost banks $8 million.

Updated: April 25, 2012, - 10:42 PM

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