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Emma Platoff

Emma Platoff is a breaking news and civil courts reporter at the Tribune, where she started as a fellow in 2017. She is the first to fill either role. A recent graduate of Yale University, Emma is the former managing editor of the Yale Daily News and a former intern at The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Hartford Courant.

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Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune

In fraud trial, lawyer for Carlos Uresti claims senator’s ignorance of business partners’ wrongdoing

In opening arguments in the federal criminal case against state Sen. Carlos Uresti, prosecutors alleged that he used his reputation as a public official to lend credibility to a frac-sand company's Ponzi scheme. But defense attorneys for the San Antonio Democrat claim he was never aware of the company's criminal activity.

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