| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization.
The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington was killed in a single-car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Covington, 67, a Palm Springs resident, was driving alone when his coupe left the road at a curve in South Belardo Road...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A Santa Clarita man is using the allure of fancy job titles and elaborate personal stories to seduce women then steal from them, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say.
Authorities are seeking women who have come across Jeffrey Elvington, 39,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Nineteen alleged members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang, including a high-ranking leader, were arrested Tuesday after a two-year investigation, authorities said.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Carlos Canino cut his teeth as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, in an era when violent crime was hitting record highs.
It was the summer of 1991, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had transferred Canino to the Los Angeles...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world.
"Roll down your windows," the driver says.
Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
| Mar 10, 2014
The New York of noir fiction is known for dark alleys, shady subways and organized crime — the perfect gritty […]...
| Oct 15, 2012
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....
| Oct 12, 2012
The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group....
| Dec 18, 2012
The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges against a nationally recognized anti-gang leader named in a 2009 federal indictment targeting several gang members involved in multiple slayings,...
| Jan 17, 2013
Times staff writer Richard Winton will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to talk about the dismissal by a federal judge of charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder against well-known anti-gang activist Alex Sanchez. The dismissal came......