Mike McGraw

Special Projects Reporter - KCPT

Mike McGraw is the Hale Center for Journalism's special projects reporter at KCPT, working on in-depth stories about various topics, including government accountability. He came to KCPT after a 30-year career on The Kansas City Star's investigations team, where he and a colleague won a Pulitzer Prize for a series about the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has covered issues as diverse as the business of college sports, art forgery, the beef industry, workplace safety and wrongful convictions.

Kelsey Borch / Flatland

Two recent cases involving prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, point to a problem that some criminal defense lawyers say has been building for a long time:

For years, they say, a small group of federal prosecutors in KCK has run roughshod over the rights of criminal defendants.