The former mayor of Cudahy, David Silva, along with a former acting city manager, Angel Perales, agreed today to plead guilty to federal extortion and bribery charges after they took money to smooth the way for a would-be marijuana dispensary operator who wanted to open up a store in town. The two ... More >>
You might not need any stinkin' badges, but you wanted those badges. Too bad. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is taking back 200 special shields given to local politicians. The badges say "City Official Los Angeles County," but they look like regular law enforcement credentials. That of cours ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the juicy, 143-page criminal complaint against three allegedly "freewheeling" city scumbags. Government corruption in the small southeast city of Bell made national headlines all throughout 2010 -- even earned the Los Angeles Times a Pulitzer. And if you ask the locals, i ... More >>
Convicted Bell Gardens Councilman is no stranger to the law
A Spanish translation of The Town the Law Forgot. Pandillas, carteles y políticas al estilo sur de la frontera enlodan la reputación de un suburbio de L.A.
By just 33 votes, the vice mayor hangs on to power in the gang-ravaged, drug-riddled town
An L.A. burb is mired in gangs, cartels and south-of-the-border-style politics