Target: The Corruptors! (1961–1962)
29 Sep. 1961The Corruptors
An Investigation into racketeering in the garbage collection industry.
6 Oct. 1961Pier 60
"Dutch" Kleburg (Jack Klugman) is under investigation for murder, corruption and racketeering in the dockside labour market.
31 Oct. 1961The Platinum Highway
A new state highway is being built but the construction company is forced to build it on the cheap and below specification. An investigation is underway to expose those responsible for the misuse of state funds, bribery and fraud.
27 Oct. 1961The Poppy Vendor
An investigation into drug dealing which has an adverse affect on an ex-con and his family.
10 Nov. 1961Touch of Evil
A gambling syndicate is preying on small-time school basketball players, getting them to shave points on key games. This breach of honor wears on one boy enough to drive him to suicide, but the gamblers continue. With the help of a trainer, local star Cornelius Linsky is a great player, but poor and needs money, so he too reluctantly goes on the take.
17 Nov. 1961Mr Megalomania
A businessman who has been funded by the mob runs for Governor with there backing. When he tries to distance himself from them, they take action against him.
24 Nov. 1961The Golden Carpet
A con man and his partner run a charity fund, however, they pocket most of the donations.
1 Dec. 1961To Wear a Badge
Crooked gamblers bribe the upper echelon of the police force.
8 Dec. 1961Silent Partner
A mobster looks to overtake the garment industry, but destroys his relationship with his son in the process.
22 Dec. 1961The Fix
A superior court judge is investigated for his protection of criminals in a small town.
29 Dec. 1961Quicksand
An assistant district attorney teams up with a crooked lawyer who defends bookies when he loses a case against him.
5 Jan. 1962A Man Is Waiting to Be Murdered
A man released from prison is accused of killing 2 men who testified against him. He is framed for these murders by the head of a mob who wants him deported. He must figure out how to keep a third man alive who testified against him to avoid deportation as the mob wants him killed also.
12 Jan. 1962One for the Road
A crooked real estate developer bribes the commissioner of the alcohol licenses bureau into issuing liquor licenses to people who he scams.
26 Jan. 1962Chase the Dragon
A Korean vet is recruited by the Red Chinese to smuggle drugs into the US to increase their wealth.
2 Feb. 1962The Middle Man
Exposing fraud between unions and crooked owners who make "sweetheart contracts" taking advantage of the workers.
9 Feb. 1962Viva Vegas
A Vegas comedian tries to break away from the mob. Unfortunately, the mob owns him as he is in debt to them.
16 Feb. 1962Fortress of Despair
Overcrowding at the women's detention center has disastrous effects on young girls.
16 Mar. 1962My Native Land
In a fictional parallel to Lucky Luciano, once-powerful gangland figure Dimitris Hagias has been deported to the country of his birth by U.S. authorities, though the country here is Greece, not Italy. Though still running an international crime network, he craves a return to America so much he's trying to buy off congressmen so they'll pass a law allowing him to come back. Marino and Flood investigate with tacit help from local police and piece Hagias' story together with informants, including his mistress.
30 Mar. 1962A Man's Castle
A slumlord is brought down by a murder his associate commits.
20 Apr. 1962The Blind Goddess
A crooked probate judge appoints an executor who steals money (legally) from heirs.
11 May 1962Yankee Dollar
U.S. aid to a foreign country is pocketed by the ruler of the country with the aid of other Americans living in the country.