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NMG’s Weiss wins Best of the States

Charlotte reporter and NMG member Mitch Weiss has won AP’s Best of States award for going beyond what was already a big story in North Carolina to uncover the true scope of a Ponzi scheme.

Weiss used his savvy and investigative skills to pull together an authoritative tale of a website called ZeekRewards at the heart of the $600 million Ponzi scheme based in Lexington, N.C. The website offered unwary investors shares in the profits of a penny auction company that was a sister company _ if they helped promote the business and recruit other investors.

Charlotte correspondent Mitch Weiss

Charlotte correspondent Mitch Weiss

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