ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sam Cooper is an award-winning Canadian journalist, cited as one of Canada's top investigative reporters. He started with Vancouver Province in 2009, where he started to investigate political corruption and real estate money laundering in Vancouver. Cooper broke the B.C. casino money laundering and E-Pirate story in 2017 at the Vancouver Sun and has now filed more than 50 exclusive stories on the widening scandal. Since winning the Jack Webster Award for student journalist at Langara College in 2005, he has won several prizes, including a Canada National Newspaper Award and a Jack Webster Award, for his reporting with the Vancouver Province on abuse of seniors in B.C. care homes. Most recently, Cooper and his Global News reporting team won the Jack Webster 2019 Excellence in Feature/Enterprise reporting - Television for their submission: Casino Diaries Cooper holds an HBA from the University of Toronto, a Journalism degree from Langara College.