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Joan Jacobson

They don't call it Smalltimore for nothing.

Joan Jacobson is the co-author of "Wised Up," the 2004 memoir of FBI informant Charlie Wilhelm, and the first book about Baltimore organized crime. She also has written and edited for The Urbanite Magazine and wrote two research studies for The Abell Foundation about the dismantling of Baltimore public housing and the loss of millions in tax revenue from an underground video gambling industry. Previously, for 28 years, she reported for The Evening Sun and The Baltimore Sun, covering everything from cops and obits to investigative stories about misused poverty and housing funds, as well as millions of dollars in unpaid loans and tax breaks given by City Hall to politically-connected developers. She was also a longtime leader of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild’s Sun Unit.

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