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Andrew Blankstein

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  • Unprecedented action aimed at weakening MS-13 street gang

     
    Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 on Thursday won the distinction of being the first street gang designated by the federal government as a “transnational criminal organization." Local law enforcement officials cheered what they saw as the unprecedented federal...
  • Federal officials want to starve MS-13 gang of its money

     
    Federal authorities named Mara Salvatrucha MS-13, the ruthless Latin American gang born three decades ago on the streets of Los Angeles, a “transnational criminal organization” on Thursday, making it the first street gang to join the list. The...
  • MS-13 street gang's finances targeted by feds; reaction mixed

     
    The new federal crackdown on the notorious Los Angeles-based Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 street gang is being cheered by some local officials, though others worry about some of the side effects. The designation gives the U.S. Treasury Department the power to.....
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • Tennis umpire Lois Goodman kisses attorney after murder case tossed

     
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed the murder case against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman, who had been accused of killing her 80-year-old husband....
  • Notorious B.I.G. autopsy 'prematurely' released by LAPD [Google+ hangout]

     
    Los Angeles Times crime reporters Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein will join City Editor Shelby Grad in a Google+ hangout at 2 p.m. to discuss rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy, which was released last week 15 years after his slaying. The......
  • NYPD ‘questioning people continuously’ in shooting of L.A. man

     
    New York City police are continuing to question several people who may have information about the suspect who gunned down a Los Angeles man this week as he was walking down a busy Manhattan street. Brandon Woodard was killed Monday......
  • NYPD detectives in L.A. investigating Manhattan shooting

     
    New York Police detectives flew to Los Angeles to investigate the slaying of 31-year-old Brandon Woodard, who was killed this week on a busy Manhattan street when a man fired a single shot at his head....
  • Scarlett Johansson hacker sentenced to 10 years [Google+ hangout]

     
    Times crime reporters Richard Winton and Andrew Blankstein will join city editor Shelby Grad at 12:30 p.m. in a Google+ hangout to discuss a Florida man sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking celebrity email accounts, including those of Mila Kunis,...