In 1981 Lance became Investigative Correspondent for ABC News. For his very first investigative piece on 20/20 Lance won his fifth Emmy for Unnecessary Surgery, an exposé of unnecessary surgery in an Arkansas hospital. He won two more Emmy nominations in 1982 for 20/20 investigative pieces on Formaldehyde The Danger Within and toxic waste: Deadly Chemicals, Deadly Oil
Over the next five years he covered hundreds of stories worldwide for ABC NEWS 20/20, NIGHTLINE, and WORLD NEWS TONIGHT.
Lance came to L.A. and began working as a writer and story editor for Michael Mann on two of his acclaimed NBC series: CRIME STORY and MIAMI VICE.
He is author of:
THE STINGRAY: Lethal Tactics of The Sole Survivor.
1000 YEARS FOR REVENGE
In COVER UP in 2004. In it he established evidence that federal officials entered into an ends/means decision in 1996 that buried a treasure trove of al Qaeda-related intelligence in order to preserve a series of Mafia-related cases in the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn).
Lance presented evidence in the book that a senior Organized Crime Supervisory Special Agent in the FBIs New York Office (NYO) may have been in a corrupt relationship with a Colombo Family killer. It was the FBIs desire to prevent this potential scandal from tanking the mob cases, that led, Lance determined, to the al Qaeda evidence suppression.
A year after COVER UPs publication the Brooklyn D.A. commenced a jury investigation inspired, in part, by Lances revelations. DeVecchio was indicted on four counts of second degree murder stemming from that D.A.s investigation.
In TRIPLE CROSS, the final book in Lances 9/11 investigative trilogy, he provides stunning evidence that senior FBI and Justice Dept. officials may have obstructed justice in their failure to monitor Ali A Mohamed, Osama bin Ladens principal spy inside the USA
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