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Adam Elmahrek

Adam Elmahrek is a local government reporter with an eye for accountability. He started his journalism career in 2010 at the nonprofit news website Voice of OC, where he broke award-winning stories that exposed corruption in municipal government around Orange County. Among other misdeeds, he uncovered a highly suspicious land swap between the Santa Ana mayor and a municipal contractor, leading to investigations by the O.C. district attorney's office and state authorities.
Official for Compton water district is suspended after reports of fake supporters at town hall

The general manager of a small public agency under fire for serving brown, smelly water to parts of Compton and Willowbrook has been placed on administrative leave effective Friday, according to a statement the water district issued Thursday night.

Fake out of Compton? Brown, smelly water sparks concerns and allegations of a political ruse

Sativa Los Angeles County Water District denies paying people to attend Monday's town hall meeting. In interviews with The Times, two people say they worked with the agency to find supporters.

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