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Jon Leiberman is an Emmy award-winning investigative correspondent, host, producer and victim advocate. He is currently an investigative reporter for the Howard Stern Show and hosts a daily news show "Leiberman Live" on Sirius XM. He has been a CNN HLN contributor and a contributor to WildAboutTrial.com and "Snapped" on Oxygen. Jon hosts "The CrimeLine With Jon Leiberman" for Spreecast and a web series for AOL entitled "Searching For Justice." His first book "Whitey on Trial" which he co-authored, was released by Forge/MacMillan.on Feb.25,2014.

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A Mother's Hope Never Dies

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 11:06 AM

"Morgan is out there somewhere. We believe she is alive, and we will find her."

Those words are from Colleen Nick. She has every reason to be cynical, sad and overcome with grief. But instead she is hopeful. She is hopeful that her daughter will one day come walking...

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Who Killed Molly?

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 2:51 PM

When Derek VanLuchene calls -- you take the call. You take the call because he has been through the pain. On August 31, 1987 his 8 year-old brother Ryan was kidnapped, raped and murdered by a repeat sex offender. From that moment, Derek dedicated himself to helping other victims of...

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Why the Market Will Take Care of Donald Sterling

(2) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Each day on my radio show, I do a "last word" segment. In my segment today, I felt compelled to address the Donald Sterling situation.

By now, you have undoubtedly heard -- or heard about -- the racist comments made by LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. It seems everyone...

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Adults Don't Vanish -- Where Is Jessica Heeringa?

(3) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 11:03 AM

Where is 25-year-old Jessica Heeringa? Friends and family know she would never leave her 3-year-old child on purpose. So -- where is she?

The FBI's 2011 statistics show active missing adult cases numbering more than 85,000. Many of those people simply don't want to be found... A small number...

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30 Years Later, a Child's Murder Still Unsolved

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 12:38 PM

November 15, 1982: It was more than just another fall day in Vacaville, Calif. It was the day Mary Borcher's best friend was murdered. It was the day that De Anna Lynn Johnson was taken from her beloved family -- at the age of 14 years old.

This wasn't...

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Who Will Speak for Child Rape Victims?

(12) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 12:41 PM

"I've been working on sex offender management and sentencing in this state since I was 18 years old -- two years after Ryan was killed. This is not the way we do things here. This is horrible."

Those words were sent to me from a man who knows the pain...

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The Hitman vs The Informant

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2013 | 6:28 PM

Johnny Martorano, the hitman who insists he's not a hitman, up against Whitey Bulger, the informant who claims he's not an informant.

Martorano, a divorced father of five appeared tired, yet well fed, in his expensive Italian blue suit and tie as he took the stand to...

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Whitey Bulger: The Day Has Come

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 5:01 PM

"He's 4 or 5 steps ahead of everyone... every time." Those words were spoken to me in 2008 by Howie Winter. A founding member of the Winter Hill Gang, Howie told me while I was a correspondent at "America's Most Wanted" that he doubted law enforcement would ever track down...

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Bulger Victim's Wife: "This Is Why I Stay and Fight"

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 11:48 AM

Co-authored by Jon Leiberman and Margaret McLean - authors of the upcoming book "The Gavel Strikes" on the trial of James "Whitey Bulger"

"This is why I stay and fight--I want to show that my husband Michael was an innocent person and that he wasn't involved with anything having to...

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Whitey Bulger Trial: Let the Victims Speak

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 5:22 PM

Jon Leiberman:

Let them speak. And, let them speak loudly.

The Donahue family has been waiting to speak since 1982. That was the year when James "Whitey" Bulger allegedly snuffed out Michael Donahue. Mr. Donahue is one of 19 victims who prosecutors allege Mr. Bulger had...

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Can a 2-Year-Old Get Justice?

(3) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 3:42 PM

A 2-year-old can't speak for themselves. It's up to adults to speak for them. And, I have a real concern over whether enough adults are speaking for a tiny toddler in West Virginia.

Back in February, a 19-year-old named Tyler Graham was arrested and charged with abusing a 2-year-old. The...

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A Pipe Bomb Kills. Two Families Need Justice.

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 5:36 PM

It was supposed to be a big family weekend. Valerie Johnson and her daughter were flying to Seattle in August 2008 to help her son and his wife move back to Ohio. They were stopping in Moses Lake, Washington for a couple days to spend some time with her dad...

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The Whitey Bulger We Saw

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 4:13 PM

It was a landmark day in the Whitey Bulger case for many reasons but for us as the co-authors of the upcoming book The Gavel Strikes on Whitey's trial it was remarkable in many ways.

Jon:
The hearing on Friday April 26, 2013 was the first time I...

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Searching for Justice: Morgan Harrington

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 6:33 AM

The pain that Dan and Gil Harrington feel on a daily basis is nearly unbearable. I have known the Harrington's since shortly after their daughter, Morgan was brutally raped and murdered in 2009. They have persevered through the pain -- determined to find the monster who took their gorgeous daughter...

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Steubenville Hacker Says He'd Do It Again

(47) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 11:46 AM

On my Sirius XM Radio show "Leiberman Live At Five" on Howard 101, one of the hackers who decided justice wasn't being done in Steubenville, Ohio came onto my program and told me "I would do it again if I perceive an injustice".

I'm glad he did. In fact,...

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Who Killed Terry and Darlene Anderson?

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 11:52 AM

"Jon -- who would want my dad and step-mom dead? Who would do this to them?" Those words were uttered from Sherry Musilek, a woman who fights a daily battle for justice. A battle that has lasted for the past six years and a battle, Sherry insists, will last until...

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Where Is Lacey Brooks?

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 8:19 AM

Right now, there are tens of thousands of open missing persons cases nationwide. Many are adults, who go missing for any variety of reasons. Some are lucky enough to be spotlighted in the media. Many are not. But behind every missing person's case -- is a mother like Linda Kricfalusi.

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Searching For Justice: The Baby With No Name

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 2:04 PM

The baby needed a name. And, so, Detective Kerry Dalling gave him a name. She called him Baby Victor.

Kerry is a mother and the case that she has been tasked with solving is a case that will break any mother's heart. It was 10am on March 14th 1986...

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Searching for Justice: Maurice Gordon

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 1:24 PM

The moment I received the call from Dionne Gordon -- I knew I had to do whatever I could to help. I was a correspondent at "America's Most Wanted" and she called me directly. I will forever remember her word to me. She said "Jon -- My family needs you....

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