Michael Finnegan Staff Writer
  • Los Angeles
  • LA Times

Michael Finnegan is a Los Angeles Times politics writer covering the 2020 presidential campaign. Since joining The Times in 2000, he has covered elections for mayor, governor and president, including the 2016 campaign of Donald Trump.

52 Articles
4 days ago
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Michael Avenatti facing more prison time for stealing millions of dollars from clients

Michael Avenatti, ex-attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, faces likely prison time for dodging taxes and stealing m...

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24 days ago
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Harvey Weinstein defense challenges Jennifer Siebel Newsom on rape allegation

Harvey Weinstein’s defense tries to undercut Jennifer Siebel Newsom rape charge, confronts her with dozens of her fri...

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about 1 month ago
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L.A. bribery trial spotlights City Hall corruption in run-up to election

Trial opens for L.A. skyscraper developer charged with bribing L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar with lavish jaunts to Las ...

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3 months ago
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Former USC dean admits to arranging bribery payment for Mark Ridley-Thomas

Marilyn Flynn agrees to plead guilty to bribing then-L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in return for a USC co...

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9 months ago
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Beverly Hills store admits to using safe deposit boxes to launder drug money

The company that ran a Beverly Hills store that rented out safe deposit boxes has agreed to plead guilty to conspirin...

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10 months ago
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Actor who faked movie deals will be sentenced in massive Ponzi scheme

Film actor Zachary Horwitz faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting he faked HBO and Netflix film deals in a $6...

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10 months ago
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Hunt for third fugitive in COVID relief scam follows warnings she would flee

Convicted L.A. swindler who was trusted by a judge to report to prison disappears, becoming the third fugitive in hug...

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10 months ago
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Nun sentenced to year in prison for stealing $835,000 from Torrance elementary school

Repentant nun who embezzled $835,000 from elementary school for gambling trips to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe gets one y...

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10 months ago
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Judge declines to block seizures of pot store cash from armored cars

A federal judge refuses to stop the FBI and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department from seizing the cash of licen...

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11 months ago
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FBI and San Bernardino County sheriff accused of breaking law by seizing marijuana cash

An armored car company says the FBI and the San Bernardino County sheriff unlawfully seized cash from state-licensed ...

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11 months ago
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How a woman who was assaulted by a federal agent sought justice against her abuser

Former U.S. Homeland Security agent John Olivas was charged with violating the civil rights of a girlfriend who says ...

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11 months ago
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Michael Parks, former Los Angeles Times editor and foreign correspondent, dies

Michael Parks won a Pulitzer Prize as a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times before becoming the paper's t...

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