Gil Shochat

Gil is an investigative journalist. He received a law degree from McGill University before going on to a career in journalism as a researcher for the New Yorker’s Seymour Hersh in 2002 investigating topics related to the global war on terror. He co-produced HBO Documentaries’ Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and was part of a team that received an Emmy for Outstanding Non Fiction Special in 2007.

In 2004 Gil began work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an associate producer at the fifth estate. He would go on to produce Fatal Deception a major investigation of Canada’s asbestos industry that was nominated for five national awards. In 2013, he completed a Massey Journalism Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

January 30, 2016 11:00 am
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The biggest Ponzi schemes: Stanford vs Madoff

Robert Allen Stanford’s $7.2-billion fraud is known as the second-biggest Ponzi scheme in North American history when compared to Bernie Madoff’s $65-billion scam. But Madoff’s billions were mostly fictional, and in terms of victim-investors and lavish lifestyles, Stanford is – by far – the biggest.

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