Posted March 4, 2014 09:48 pm - Updated March 4, 2014 09:55 pm

Investigative Journalism is alive and well

If somebody had told me that a sitting judge was saying the things Mike Maggio may or may not have been saying, I'd have done exactly what Matt Campbell over at the Blue Hog Report did. 

And that's very, very high praise. 

It reminds me of one of the most fun times I've ever had at this job when I single-handedly took down Tariq “Dex” Malik, the leader of an online "prank call goon squad" who caused about $50,000 damage to a local hotel over the phone. Heckuva deal. 

I don't know if I can say it any better than I did way back when, so I'll just post links for anyone who wants to take a trip down memory lane to the "pranknet" investigation. 

Make with a clicking action on these here little blue words for part one and this other little set of blue words or these here for a couple follow-ups. The folks at The Smoking Gun kept after the goons while I was back in school, and I learned a little while ago that there were several arrests in 2011.