Golden Retriever Loving? Scott Shields – What happened to the fraud probe?

SEE IMPORTANT OCTOBER 15, 2008 UPDATE HERE.

Leslie Linthicum, of the Albuquerque Journal completed the following series of articles almost 3 years ago and I only wish I had discovered them sooner.

I would love her to become involved with the infamous Scott Shields, who I detailed in the article, TRADING IN ON TRAGEDY FOR FAME: Succumbing to the Lure of Truthiness.

Evidence of his fraud has never been fully investigated, even though it was detailed in the New York Post’s September 25, 2006 article, FRAUD PROBE HOUNDS RESCUER.

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New Mexican’s Claims of Ground Zero Rescue Work Called Into Question

A 9/11 Phony — a series published starting July 11, 2004
Self-proclaimed rescue guru Doug Copp’s mission to ground zero was considered so important that he had clearance to be flown to New York even though all civilian air traffic in the United States had been grounded. Once there, he says he assumed a pivotal role and sustained devastating injuries while wading through the “toxic soup” in search of survivors and victims, and was awarded nearly $650,000 for his injuries. But there is little evidence Copp performed real rescue work, and it is doubtful that he deserves compensation.

READ DAY 1:
Claims of Heroism Called Into Question
Appeals to 9/11 Fund Had Lawmakers’ Help
Justice Dept. Inquiry Requested by Udall
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READ DAY 2:
‘Bombero’ Arrives at Ground Zero
AG: Fund Raising Violated N.M. Law
Journal Jet Trips Not Unusual
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READ DAY 3:
Striking Out at Ground Zero
Doctors Differ on Ailments
Copp Apparently Missed 9/11 Fund Deadline
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READ DAY 4:
‘Knucklehead’ or Hero?
Copp Says Proof Is in the Footage
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CHECK OUT THESE FOLLOW UPS:
Widow Tells of Copp Ordeal (Sunday, July 18, 2004)
Feds Investigate 9/11 Injury Claim (Sunday, July 18, 2004)

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