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  • Five of 6 ex-Bell council members found guilty in corruption trial

    Five of 6 ex-Bell council members found guilty in corruption trial
    A Los Angeles jury convicted five of six former council members of stealing from the working-class city of Bell in a corruption scandal that became a national synonym for outrageous municipal salaries and rogue governance. The verdict Wednesday came...
  • Yes on Proposition 36

    Yes on Proposition 36
    One of the trickier aspects of building an effective criminal justice system is making sure that the punishment fits the crime; that's important because penalties considered arbitrary and unfair breed disillusionment and anger that can worsen...
  • 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...
  • Cardinal Mahony's deal with the devil

    Cardinal Mahony's deal with the devil
    Do we have a little spat going on now at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles? Archbishop Jose Gomez and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony seemed to be going at each other in recent days over the molestation scandal that just won't die, thanks to Mahony's years-long...
  • L.A. County D.A. candidates detail views on marijuana, Prop. 36

     
    Los Angeles County district attorney candidates Alan Jackson and Jackie Lacey held what may be their last debate before November's election in front of a jury of fellow prosecutors Thursday. During the debate, held at the National Center for the......
  • 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...
  • Prosecutors to review new church abuse records; ex-D.A. skeptical

     
    The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Tuesday it plans to review newly released records from the late 1980s that show then-Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top aide worked to conceal pedophile priests from law enforcement....
  • Bell corruption trial: Opening statements to begin Thursday

     
    Opening statements are scheduled to get underway Thursday in the trial for six former Bell City Council members accused of looting the city's treasury by drawing hefty salaries for their part-time work....
  • Two sentenced to prison for collecting benefits for inmates

     
    Two people convicted of collecting unemployment benefits for incarcerated gang members -- including a man who ended up behind bars after a detective recognized the tattoo of an unsolved murder scene emblazoned on his chest -- will now serve prison......
  • L.A. Votes: Special interests spend millions, Greuel and James on the attack

     
    Nearly $4 million in independent spending has poured into Los Angeles election campaigns in recent weeks. A Times analysis finds that more than three-quarters is from groups tied to unions, and that, in addition to efforts on behalf of mayoral candidate...
  • Bell defense: 'We are here for Mr. Rizzo's sins'

     
    Defense attorneys in the Bell corruption case turned on the prosecutor Thursday, calling him a "Monday morning quarterback" whose arguments were “hogwash” and relied on theatrics and emotion to hide that he hadn't proved his case. “Mr....