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In March 2012, District reporter Patrick Madden first uncovered 26 money orders that were sent to the campaign of a D.C. council member in a two-day period.  Using court and business records, Patrick traced the contributions back to individuals and subsidiary companies associated with businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who is at the center of a federal corruption investigation.

Using database journalism, Patrick traced more than $100,000 in contributions from Thompson and his associates to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray.  Patrick's reporting prompted a number of changes, including campaign policy reforms in D.C.

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