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Phillip Swarts

Phillip Swarts

Phillip Swarts is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covering fiscal waste, fraud and political ethics. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Washington Guardian. Phillip can be reached at pswarts@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Phillip Swarts

At least 30 people were injured and others could be trapped in a five-story Manhattan building that caught fire and collapsed Thursday, New York police said

At least 30 injured as NYC building catches fire, collapses

New York City officials reported Thursday that a multi-story building collapsed in Manhattan's East Village while ablaze. Firefighters were already on the scene, but authorities have given no indication about potential casualties or injuries. Published March 26, 2015

Pedestrians pass the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, late on Thursday, April 19, 2012. U.S. Secret Service employees and military personnel were accused of misconduct in connection with a prostitution scandal at the hotel before President Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza) ** FILE **

DEA agents hired prostitutes paid for by drug cartels

Several Drug Enforcement Administration agents enjoyed sex parties with hookers hired by drug cartels, a watchdog report said Thursday, the latest in a string of investigations into sexual misconduct by government agents. Published March 26, 2015