The Scam Albany Won’t Fix
(Village Voice Cover Story)

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Investigative/Enterprise, Longform

ESCO-427On a summer day in 2014, Stella So was engrossed in her Korean-language soaps when she heard a knock on her door in Flushing, Queens. She answered it to find a clean-cut young man with a Con Edison badge and a clipboard. She’d been paying too much for her electricity, the man told her, and he was there to make sure she got a refund. All she had to do was sign the paperwork he held in front of her.