Fraud, fortune and failure on screen at the 22nd Beverly Hills International Film Festival

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Easy Money: Fraud, Fortune and Failure on Screen at the 22nd Beverly Hills International Film Festival

KCRA 3 is pleased to announce that the one-hour documentary Easy Money: Fraud, Fortune and Failures has been accepted into the Best Documentary Competition at the 22nd Beverly Hills International Film Festival®. The 22nd Beverly Hills® International Film Festival is considered one of the most exclusive and influential film festivals in the world and will be held June 1-5. Easy Money: Fraud, Fortune and Failures was the culmination of a 22 month investigation. KCRA 3 News tells the story of the worst tax cheat in American history. KCRA 3 Investigates Producer Dave Manoucheri and photographer Victor Nieto traveled California and conducted interviews in other states for an unprecedented look into the fraud against California’s Department of Employment Development. With nearly fifteen hours of interviews and dozens of hours of reports, Easy Money exposes the scandalous abuses of the Californian unemployment system. “Recognition from the Beverly Hills Film Festival means a lot to us as it honors the range and artistry of our storytelling commitment to covering local news for our viewers,” said KCRA 3/My58 President and CEO Ariel Roblin.”We wanted everyone to get a full picture of this unprecedented fraud,” said KCRA 3 Investigates Producer Dave Manoucheri. “We knew our documentary resonated far beyond Sacramento, even in California. I can’t tell you how humbled I am that the committee felt the same and made us an official selection. This was a story that was certainly cinematic in its scope. It’s a huge honor to be a part of this prestigious event.” “We are honored to shine even more light on the extent of EDD fraud, thanks to the Beverly Hills Film Festival,” said Derek Schnell, Director of KCRA 3 News. “This is the kind of important documentary that we are committed to producing at KCRA 3. Stay tuned for more compelling stories from our team.” and across the country. Even newbie criminals bought tutorials on how to ask for and get money easily. This all happened as unemployed California workers struggled to get their legitimate claims. So far, EDD has paid out over $20 billion in fraudulent claims with little to no repercussions – and that number is set to rise. Addressing frustrated candidates, lawmakers, detectives and business owners, the KCRA 3 documentary exposed the cascade of failures at California’s Department of Employment Development. “When you come across a huge story that no one wants to talk about, you know it’s the one we need to talk about the most,” Roblin continued. “There are so many opportunities to shed light in dark corners and when we do, change makers rise up. We encourage talented and like-minded journalists to join our team. videotape and the first to broadcast in HD. The station’s dedication and commitment to responsible reporting is embodied in its tagline “Where the News Comes First®”. KCRA 3 is the recipient of several Emmy and Edward R Murrow awards. KCRA 3’s website address is www.kcra.com ABOUT HEARST TELEVISION Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million homes Americans. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

KCRA 3 is pleased to announce that the one-hour documentary Easy money: fraud, fortune and failures was accepted into the Best Documentary Competition at the 22nd Beverly Hills International Film Festival®. The 22nd Annual Beverly Hills® International Film Festival is considered one of the most exclusive and influential film festivals in the world and will be held from June 1st – 5and.

Easy money: fraud, fortune and failures was the culmination of a 22-month investigation. KCRA 3 News tells the story of the worst tax cheat in American history. KCRA 3 Investigates Producer Dave Manoucheri and photographer Victor Nieto traveled California and conducted interviews in other states for an unprecedented look into the fraud against California’s Department of Employment Development. With nearly fifteen hours of interviews and dozens of hours of reports, Easy Money exposes the scandalous abuses of the Californian unemployment system.

“Recognition from the Beverly Hills Film Festival means a lot to us as it honors the range and artistry of our storytelling commitment to covering local news for our viewers,” said KCRA 3/My58 President and CEO Ariel Roblin. .

“We wanted everyone to get the full picture of this unprecedented fraud,” said Dave Manoucheri, producer of KCRA 3 Investigates. “We knew our documentary resonated far beyond Sacramento, even California. I can’t tell you how humbled I am that the committee felt the same and made us an official selection. It was a story that was certainly cinematic in its scope. It is a huge honor to be part of this prestigious event.

“We are honored to bring the magnitude of EDD fraud to even greater light, thanks to the Beverly Hills Film Festival,” said Derek Schnell, Director of KCRA 3 News. “This is the kind of important documentary that we are committed to producing at KCRA 3. Stay tuned for more compelling stories from our team.”

California has become a fraud magnet with criminal networks, and even prisoners, collecting fraudulent unemployment benefits across the state and across the country. Even newbie criminals bought tutorials on how to ask for and get money easily. This all happened as unemployed California workers struggled to get their legitimate claims. So far, EDD has paid out over $20 billion in fraudulent claims with little to no repercussions – and that number is set to rise. Addressing frustrated candidates, lawmakers, detectives and business owners, the KCRA 3 documentary exposed the cascade of failures at California’s Department of Employment Development.

“When you come across a huge story that no one wants to talk about, you know it’s the one we need to talk about the most,” Roblin continued. “There are so many opportunities to shed light in dark corners and when we do, change makers rise up. We encourage talented, like-minded journalists to join our team.

ABOUT KCRA 3

KCRA 3, a television station in Hearst, went on the air on September 3, 1955. It was the first television station in the Sacramento Valley capable of transmitting color, using videotape, and the first to broadcast in HD . The station’s dedication and commitment to responsible reporting is embodied in its tagline “Where the News Comes First®”. KCRA 3 is the recipient of several Emmy and Edward R Murrow awards. The KCRA 3 website address is www.kcra.com.

ABOUT HEARST TV

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million US homes. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radio stations are Baltimore’s leaders in news/talk and rock music listening. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

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