Mark Puente, State Accountability Reporter

Mark Puente

State Accountability Reporter

I'm an award-winning investigative reporter on the hunt for stories that uncover government failures to properly spend your tax dollars. My work led to the conviction of a corrupt sheriff and others in Cleveland. In Baltimore, I detailed abuses by the police department and mayor’s office. In the Tampa Bay area, I exposed mismanagement and malfeasance at the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board and CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay job centers. When I am not talking to tipsters, reading public records or revealing government waste, I spend free time with my bride making homemade sausage and smoking meat on my Big Green Egg—called Precious. If you have news tips, meat tips or BBQ tips, please contact me.

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