Harriet Ryan is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2008, she has written about high-profile people, including Phil Spector, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, and institutions, including USC, the Catholic Church, the Kabbalah Centre and Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. Ryan won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with colleagues Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle in 2019. She previously worked at Court TV and the Asbury Park Press. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
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El grupo estaba tomando fotografías en una gran duna de arena en el Área Recreativa Imperial Sand Dunes, dijeron las autoridades.
The group was taking pictures on a large sand dune in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, authorities said.
The chief prosecutor for the State Bar of California will take a fresh look at attorney conduct in landmark Armenian genocide reparations cases following a Times investigation.
California lawmakers call for an investigation of how a $17.5-million settlement for Armenian genocide survivors was beset by corruption and fraud.
Estimates of the number of Armenians who perished vary widely, with historians offering a range of about 700,000 to 1.2 million.
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In the mid-2000s, attorneys won a pair of legal settlements for $37.5 million in the names of Armenian genocide victims. But families who stepped forward to collect on behalf of ancestors in one settlement had their claims rejected at an astonishing rate of 92%.