James Shiffer

Columnist and team leader | Watchdog and data team
Phone: 612-673-4116
James Eli Shiffer writes the Full Disclosure column and supervises the watchdog and data team. Shiffer joined the Star Tribune in 2005. A native of Scarsdale, N.Y., Shiffer previously worked at The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Recent content from James Shiffer

Unfit to be lawyer, yet a guardian for 200

The case of Terri Ann Hauge, charged with bilking 10 vulnerable adults, shows the flaws in selecting and monitoring conservators.

Updated: March 16, 2011, - 07:01 AM

Loan scams are thriving, Commerce says

Loan modification scams are finding victims in desperate homeowners.

Updated: March 10, 2011, - 09:49 PM

Minneapolis home looks dam site better

Insurance dispute resolved over a couple's dripping ice.

Updated: February 28, 2011, - 09:32 AM

Still slippery after 2 years

Denny's settled a slip-and-fall case, but the source of trouble at a Coon Rapids restaurant remains.

Updated: February 13, 2011, - 03:49 PM

Realtor steps down from leadership post

Pat Paulson said he resigned because of work, not an ethics complaint.

Updated: February 11, 2011, - 07:37 PM

Failure to pay water bill results in icy waterfall

Gusher demonstrates problems with enforcing little-known rule in Minneapolis.

Updated: January 30, 2011, - 06:42 AM

Bad e-romance kindles love of fighting fraud

Woman who lost $10,000 now helps other online-dating victims.

Updated: January 25, 2011, - 12:25 PM

Few limits on private towing

Some motorists are shocked by what it costs to get cars back when towed from private property.

Updated: January 09, 2011, - 12:17 AM

People-search website accused of deception

It took nearly a year before Isaac and Mika Turner of Northfield, Minn., noticed the $19.95 monthly charges on their credit card. Now the couple has sued Intelius, a popular people-search website, for signing them up for a service they never wanted.

Updated: January 03, 2011, - 01:04 PM

Catching up on the stories of 2010

Whistleblower heard this year from hundreds of people who wanted us to look into their situations. Here's an update on a few we wrote about in 2010.

Updated: December 26, 2010, - 08:33 AM

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