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Dallas County Court Grants Dentist Restraining Order Against WFAA

A Dallas dentist accused of fraud has been granted a temporary restraining order against Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, Courthouse News Service reports.

The dentist, Richard Malouf, was investigated for Medicare fraud earlier this year. In the lawsuit against WFAA, Malouf said the station, as well as a local real estate reporter in Dallas, ran 40 stories about him and his home, where he is constructing a massive water park, in the past year. The lawsuit alleges the reporters of trespass, invasion of privacy, defamation, libel, slander and conspiracy.

The order bans WFAA, including investigative reporter Byron Harris, and the real estate reporter from coming within 50 feet of his residence, as well as taking any images of the property.

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Dallas Dentist Accused of Fraud Seeks Restraining Order Against WFAA

A Dallas dentist who has been accused of billing fraud is seeking a temporary restraining order against Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA and reporter Byron Harris, according to the station (video above).

The dentist, Dr. Richard Malouf, is accused of billing Texas taxpayers for unneeded children’s braces. In July, WFAA reported on the construction of a water park at Malouf’s home. The temporary restraining order alleges that Malouf and his family will suffer “imminent irreparable harm” if the station takes pictures of his backyard, according to WFAA. Read more

WFAA’s Byron Harris: ‘People Who Run Television Stations Really Are Interested Only In Making Money’

Byron Harris is profiled in TVNewsCheck today about the role of investigative reporting in local newsrooms. “The reality is investigative reporting has been disappearing and it will continue to disappear,” Harris, who has been an investigative reporter at WFAA in Dallas for more than 35 years, said. The cause of the decline, according to Harris, is the shifting landscape of local news:

Over the last decade, there have been an increasing number of mergers of broadcast news operations at the local level. Do you think that such mergers are good or bad for investigative reporting?

The fewer the sources, the worse it is for journalism in general and investigative reporting as well. I can say that without fear of equivocation. Read more