| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The trial of two pill mill doctors took a dramatic turn just before lunch when the defense asked a key witness - the former owner of the pain clinics - to take off his shirt for jurors.
Jurors were escorted out of the courtroom before attorney...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Sordid stories about illegal smuggling and the resulting felony charges are as common as cloudless skies in the Sunshine State.
But this bizarre tale is not about drugs. It's about orchids.
Craig Pittman, author of "The Scent of Scandal" ($24.95,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Just sharing what was sent to me...
Local, state and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors today announced the charging of 57 individuals for their roles in an organized $300 million conspiracy orchestrated by Allied Veterans of the World. ...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:31 PM
An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday.
Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 1:04 PM
You can never say we don't take care of our own.
Win tickets to a Myspace Secret Show with Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia on March 22. Just tweet your fave SHM song to @soflatweets and we'll have you covered.
The Stockholm DJ gives an...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When criminal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice found that giant bank HSBC — whose American operation is chartered in Maryland — had violated money-laundering laws covering $200 trillion in transactions, and with customers...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The empire of mobster Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn in top surly, snarling form) is targeted by an elite team of 1940s Los Angeles cops in this stylishly staged saga.
Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling play the lawmen selected by the city's police chief...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 5:42 AM
When William Mastrosimone was working on the script for the 1992 mini-series "Sinatra," the singer told him a startling tale that involved Joseph Kennedy Sr., JFK, Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana and Judith Exner, Sinatra's girlfriend who was also...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The fifth season of HBO's vampire series "True Blood" maintained its spot atop the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart, while the action crime film "Gangster Squad" knocked off Tom Cruise's "Jack Reacher" to take the top spot in rentals.
Here are the top...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Federal agents have seized an estimated $100 million in art over the last two years from a prominent Manhattan antiquities dealer they describe as one of the most prolific antiquities smugglers in the world.
Subhash Kapoor, a 64-year-old American...