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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.
L.A. councilman's wife was a paid fundraiser. Ex-aides say he assigned them to help

L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar personally asked companies that do business at City Hall to donate to a private school where his wife was working as a professional fundraiser and also assigned his staff to help with the effort, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Times.

L.A. district attorney investigates potential straw donors to sheriff’s candidate Alex Villanueva

The public integrity division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is reviewing a complaint made about potential straw donors to the campaign of Alex Villanueva, a candidate for Los Angeles County Sheriff.

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