Michael Finnegan is a former Los Angeles Times crime and politics reporter. He covered federal courts in California and state and national election campaigns, including every presidential race from 2000 to 2020. He was previously a City Hall and statehouse reporter at the New York Daily News.
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Mei Xing was a tough madam overseeing sex workers at San Gabriel Valley massage parlors. But prosecutors struggled to prove she was guilty of sex trafficking.
Aug. 2, 2023
Eight days after avid hiker Colin Walker of South Pasadena vanished near a Monrovia trailhead, search and rescue teams are in the San Gabriel Mountains.
July 22, 2023
Gohar Abelian took in three kids abandoned by her sister, a swindler who fled to Montenegro, but cannot retrieve the $100,000 in bail she posted, judge rules.
June 11, 2023
Mark Roy Anderson of Beverly Hills swindled investors in a fake business after spending 11 years behind bars, the FBI says.
May 23, 2023
A sting operation ensnared truck driver David Sneddon for illegal sales of rattlesnakes. A customer at a reptile trade show turned out to be a federal informer.
May 23, 2023
Chinese developer Wei Huang’s company is fined $4 million for bribing ex-L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar to push a downtown skyscraper plan.
May 12, 2023
Las Vegas man is charged in 98-count federal indictment with hate crimes and murder for May 2022 shooting at a Taiwanese Presbyterian church in Orange County.
May 11, 2023
Thirteen people suspected of selling fentanyl-laced drugs that caused at least a dozen fatal overdoses in Southern California are arrested, authorities say.
May 9, 2023
Ex-federal agent John Olivas of Riverside gets life in prison after trying to stop two women from telling police he sexually assaulted them.
May 8, 2023
A federal judge declared a mistrial in former Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan’s case, one of the last prosecutions in the L.A. City Hall corruption scandal.
April 13, 2023