I’ve been patted down, fingerprinted, and told to watch for fights over toilet paper. A self-professed murderer asked if I was scared to be teaching at the Indiana Women’s Prison. Why should I be scared?
They were neighborly gay men known to help strangers in need. And when they were murdered, friends and activists believed it had been because of their sexuality. But now officials say the accused was actually their onetime friend—motivated by greed.
In 1991, pediatric oncologist Deborah Provisor had sex with her teenage son, an act that led to her arrest and the suspension of her medical license. Now, after years of therapy, she’s gotten her license back, but with conditions.
In February 1977, Tony Kiritsis wired a sawed-off shotgun to his mortgage broker’s neck and marched him through crowded downtown streets, starting a 63-hour standoff that captivated the city. Almost the entire spectacle was broadcast on live television. Here, an oral history of one of Indy’s most famous crimes.
Tim Durham took us for a ride. Ahead of a January 2008 profile, he invited us to stay on his yacht (now for sale), admire his cars (repossessed), and lounge at his house (foreclosed). All the while, prosecutors say, he ran a $200 million Ponzi scheme.
From an Evansville strip mall, Bernard von NotHaus ran the most successful alternative currency in the country. Then the FBI raided his headquarters, arrested him, and seized eight tons of gold and silver backing the notes. But even as he awaits sentencing, the $65 million question remains: Was it really counterfeiting?