I-Team Investigation: In A Bind
Updated: Friday, November 1 2013, 01:18 AM EDT
MARSHALL, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Over the last few months, the Newschannel 3 I-Team worked on behalf of dozens of authors who say they lost money or lost services from the now-defunct book publisher 2 Moon Press.
Many authors asked us to investigate what happened to the company. The company shut down earlier this year and many of the authors we are profiling in this story say they paid for books they never received. The leaders at the company purchased billboards across West Michigan, advertising that they were "Michigan's most trusted publisher."
In police reports we obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, people in 26 cities in Michigan and in 10 states across the country reported to the Marshall Police Department they didn't get what they were promised from the folks who were running 2 Moon Press.
The police officers in Marshall say they've never handled a case of this magnitude.
"Some people feel duped and others were angry and upset," Marshall Deputy Chief of Police Scott McDonald said.
After our 2-month long investigation, we can tell you it wasn't easy to get answers to try to find out what happened.
Check out the story above to see our full investigation, find out why the Calhoun County Prosecutor is now vigorously looking at this case, and see how we had a camera destroyed as we sought answers.