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  • L.A. church leaders sought to hide sex abuse cases from authorities

    L.A. church leaders sought to hide sex abuse cases from authorities
    Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor plotted to conceal child molestation by priests from law enforcement, including keeping them out of California to avoid prosecution, according to...
  • Gang member convicted of murdering 3-week old baby

    The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury also convicted Juvenal...
  • Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear

    Fallout of scandal for Sheriff Lee Baca is unclear
    Only hours after FBI agents swept up 18 deputies and supervisors in a jail abuse and corruption case, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was being lauded at a $1,500-a-head downtown campaign fundraiser co-hosted by a former governor and a former L.A....
  • Robert Rizzo blames assistant for Bell corruption, gets prison

    Robert Rizzo blames assistant for Bell corruption, gets prison
    Robert Rizzo, the central figure in the scandal that made the working-class city of Bell a national symbol for government graft, effectively admitted for the first time Thursday his role in the corruption scheme. On the eve of his trial, Rizzo made a...
  • Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead

    Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead
    A gang "tax collector" who helped set up 2007 shooting in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district that claimed the life of a 3-week-old boy was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, 40, was...
  • Bell corruption trial of Angela Spaccia is 'political,' defense says

    As the corruption trial for former Bell city official Angela Spaccia opened Wednesday, her attorney told jurors it was a "political case" leveraged by an ambitious district attorney who was running for state attorney general and realized the story of...
  • Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal

    Angela Spaccia's trial launches final look at Bell scandal
    The final chapter in the long-running Bell corruption scandal opened Wednesday with former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia taking center stage in a downtown L.A. courtroom where jurors must weigh whether she helped orchestrate the widespread graft...
  • Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition

    Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition
    Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti announced Friday that he has chosen one of his longtime advisors to serve as director of his transition team, helping him identify the hundreds of people who will work in his office and serve as political appointees....
  • D.A. revises policies after complaints of withholding evidence

    D.A. revises policies after complaints of withholding evidence
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday that she has issued new policies on when to disclose information about police officer misconduct and other evidence to defense attorneys. The move drew praise from theĀ American Civil...
  • Priests' ecclesiastical missteps treated more sternly than abuse

    Priests' ecclesiastical missteps treated more sternly than abuse
    The archdiocese of Los Angeles learned in the late 1970s that one of its priests had sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy so violently that he was left bleeding and "in a state of shock." The priest said he was too drunk to remember what happened and...
  • L.A. church molestation records spark call for criminal inquiry

     
    Newly released L.A. Archdiocese records showing how officials handled the priest sex abuse scandal have prompted a new call for law enforcement action. The documents released Monday show that then-Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor plotted to...