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David Goldstein

david goldstein 08062010 David GoldsteinInvestigative Reporter David Goldstein is the current recipient of the Journalist of the Year award from the Los Angeles Press Club. In his more than 15 years reporting in LA, David has been nominated for more than 15 emmy awards and has won a half dozen Golden Mike Awards.

He was a founding member of KCAL’s Primetime newscast, having joined the station in 1989. Prior to that he was a reporter at WCBS-TV in New York and has also worked as an investigative reporter in Miami.

David has covered a wide variety of stories including the Persian Gulf War, the OJ Simpson trial, the trial of the police officers accused of beating Rodney King and the LA riots.

His investigative reports have led to immediate results.

An investigation into the illegal placement of registered sex offenders prompted the resignation of the head of the State Department of Corrections and the implementation of a statewide task force to overhaul the system.

A report on the potential of sex offenders being hired as Santas during the Christmas season prompted a new bill in the state legislature.

A report on the California Department of Corrections selling used assault rifles and the CHP selling confiscated weapons led to a statewide ban on future sales.

And David’s undercover investigation of a doctor who illegally prescribed pain medication led to the arrest of the physician and the suspension of his license.

David Goldstein grew up in the suburbs of New York City and graduated from George Washington University with a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting.

In his spare time he likes to jog and play tennis.

A David Goldstein investigation finds the city is paying upwards of $509,000 for people on paid administrative leave. (credit: CBS)

Goldstein Investigation Finds Some City Employees Are Paid Not To Work

Budget crisis? CBS2 has found at least a half million dollars of your taxpayer money is going to city employees who are being paid not to work.

09/28/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Water Company Asks For 24 Percent Rate Hike While Refusing To Divulge Spending Reports

A local water company is asking ratepayers for a 24 percent increase in rates next year. CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein asked Golden State Water to show how they’re spending customers’ money.

09/24/2012

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Former LA Neighborhood Commission Head Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

The former head of a Los Angeles city commission pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of distribution of child pornography.

09/14/2012

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CBS2 Investigates: Former LA City Commissioner To Plead Guilty To Child Pornography Charge

The former Los Angles City Commissioner charged with possessing child pornography, initially blaming it on his alleged split personality, is now agreeing to plead guilty to the crime.

09/04/2012

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Goldstein Investigation Finds Fully-Able People Using Handicapped Placards To Park Free

Police in downtown Los Angeles are cracking down on parking meter cheats. Specifically they’re targeting people who illegally use disability placards to get away with free parking.

06/22/2012

CalTrans Drinking Investigation

Caltrans Begins Process Of Firing 3 Employees Following CBS2 Investigation

Caltrans has started the process to fire two supervisors, who made nearly $100,000 in taxpayer dollars last year, after a CBS2 investigation caught them drinking on the job. A third employee was also facing termination.

05/29/2012

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Agents Raid Doctor’s Van Nuys Office In Alleged Prescription Drug Ring

A doctor, who works at the L.A. County Jail, was under investigation Wednesday for allegedly illegally issuing prescriptions for dangerous drugs.

05/09/2012

CSUN Campus

Investigation Reveals Questionable Spending By CSU Chancellor’s Office

As Cal State students face another tuition hike this fall, a CBS2 News investigation has found tens of thousands of dollars of questionable spending by the chancellor’s office.

05/07/2012

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DWP Supervisor Arrested For DUI After Crashing Truck Into Parked Cars

A DWP supervisor, allegedly drunk on the job, crashed his company truck into several parked cars in Van Nuys last week.

05/02/2012

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event January 27, 2010, at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in San Francisco.  (credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Anti-Theft Software For Smart Devices Tested In Hidden-Camera Investigation

Have you ever had a computer or phone get stolen and you want nothing more than to track down who took it? We did just that with the help of tracking software.

Empty–04/30/2012

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CBS2 Investigates Whether Husband Of High-Ranking City Official Received Preferential Treatment From LAPD

A CBS2 investigation reveals that the husband of a high-ranking City of L.A. official was given preferential treatment from the LAPD after his car was impounded.

04/20/2012

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Man Arrested For Alleged Odometer Fraud Apparently At It Again

After a CBS2 News hidden-camera investigation uncovering odometer fraud led to the arrest of a Woodland Hills man, we caught him at it again.

02/29/2012

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Former LA City Commissioner Arrested On Possession Of Child Porn

A former L.A. City Commissioner has been arrested and charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. Last year Albert Abrams told us that a tumor on his spine compelled him to do it.

02/29/2012

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Investigation Reveals Water Executives Spending Money Like Water

Water rates may have gone up 70 percent in the past six years but, but our undercover investigation found water executives spending money like water.

02/23/2012

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Woman Arrested In Alleged Fraud Scheme Had Been Profiled In CBS2 News Investigation

Two women were charged Wednesday in connection with a massive real estate scheme in Orange County and one of those women had previously been featured in a CBS2 News investigation.

02/22/2012

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