LA Times reporter covering federal courts and law enforcement -- previously state & national politics.

Los Angeles
Joined June 2010
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This Column One from @finneganLAT is packed with harrowing details. Among them: he “put the tip of his handgun into his mouth and asked what she would do if he pulled the trigger." A compelling read.…
The scale of this latest LA City Hall kickback scandal—more than $2 million in bribes—means political trouble for Garcetti & a top candidate for his job: City Atty Mike Feuer
And despite Feuer saying he was ‘beyond outraged’ by the payoffs, it’s now confirmed that misconduct by people in his office harmed the interests of DWP ratepayers—pretty toxic in a mayor’s race.
It adds to Garcetti’s previous challenges from City Hall corruption & sexual harassment scandals as he seeks Senate confirmation as US ambassador to India
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