Photo of crime scene tape around the grounds of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ Church in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles

Arrests at LA Church Allege Marriage, Immigration Fraud

LOS ANGELES — Federal agents raided a Philippines-based church in Los Angeles Wednesday in a human trafficking investigation that led to arrests of three church leaders in what prosecutors said was a decades-long scheme to trick followers into becoming fundrai...
Photo of a man in handcuffs sitting at a table

Joint Task Force Arrests 35 Country Boys Crips Gang Members

A three-month investigation into the criminal activities of Bakersfield's Country Boys Crips street gang has resulted in 35 arrests. The arrests, along with the seizure of 15 firearms, illegal narcotics, and stolen items, were announced Tuesday by state Att...
Mexican Mafia suspects

Mexican Mafia Busted for Running Crime in LA County Jails

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government, collecting "taxes" o...