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  • Fox 11 Investigates: Sports Scam Targeting Pro Athletes

    Fox 11 Investigates: Sports Scam Targeting Pro Athletes

    Friday, March 7 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-03-08 03:19:43 GMT
    UPDATE to our FOX 11 Investigates report:  George French Jones was charged Friday in an eleven-count felony complaint Friday for fraud, grand theft and identity theft.
    UPDATE to our FOX 11 Investigates report:  George French Jones was charged Friday in an eleven-count felony complaint Friday for fraud, grand theft and identity theft.
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    Update: Cold Case Turns Hot in Justice For Becky

    Update: Cold Case Turns Hot in Justice For Becky

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:34 AM EST2014-03-04 05:34:01 GMT
    FOX 11 News has learned that a grand jury began hearing testimony Monday in the unsolved murders of Becky Friedli, her mother Vicki and her mother's boyfriend in Pinion Pines in September 2006.
    FOX 11 News has learned that a grand jury began hearing testimony Monday in the unsolved murders of Becky Friedli, her mother Vicki and her mother's boyfriend in Pinion Pines in September 2006. 
  • Tax Refund: How Thieves Are Stealing Your Identity

    Tax Refund: How Thieves Are Stealing Your Identity

    Thursday, February 27 2014 1:29 AM EST2014-02-27 06:29:33 GMT
    FOX 11 Investigates: A little-known tax refund fraud scam is costing us billions with no end it sight.  How it works and how little you can do to protect yourself
    FOX 11 Investigates: A little-known tax refund fraud scam is costing us billions with no end it sight.  How it works and how little you can do to protect yourself
  • UPDATE: LA Party Bus: Did He Have To Die?

    UPDATE: LA Party Bus: Did He Have To Die?

    Friday, February 21 2014 11:51 PM EST2014-02-22 04:51:59 GMT
    Serious questions about the death of a young man who fell out of the back of a moving party bus on a Los Angeles freeway.
    Serious questions about the death of a young man who fell out of the back of a moving party bus on a Los Angeles freeway.
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    Career Colleges of America: Tough Lessons

    Career Colleges of America: Tough Lessons

    Thursday, January 30 2014 10:41 AM EST2014-01-30 15:41:12 GMT
    There are 800 students who attended the three campuses of Career Colleges of America. Now that their school has officially closed there futures are in question.
    There are 800 students who attended the three campuses of Career Colleges of America. Now that their school has officially closed there futures are in question.
  • Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Awareness To A Growing Problem

    Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month: Awareness To A Growing Problem

    Monday, January 27 2014 1:43 PM EST2014-01-27 18:43:37 GMT
    Every year there are over 300,000 children at risk of being sold into prostitution in the United States. In fact over one thousand children are sex trafficked.
    Every year there are over 300,000 children at risk of being sold into prostitution in the United States. In fact over one thousand children are sex trafficked.
  • UPDATE: FOX 11 News Investigates Illegal Street Racing

    UPDATE: FOX 11 News Investigates Illegal Street Racing

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:33 PM EST2014-01-16 04:33:03 GMT
    A new move is afoot to find a legal, regulated spot for illegal street racers to gather in Southern California after a previous track was shut down because of violence and accidents.
    A new move is afoot to find a legal, regulated spot for illegal street racers to gather in Southern California after a previous track was shut down because of violence and accidents.

     
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Childcare Fraud

    Childcare Fraud

    Thursday, November 21 2013 11:40 AM EST2013-11-21 16:40:34 GMT
    Government subsidized Child care programs are designed to help people get off welfare but as our FOX 11 Investigative team reports, scammers are using the program to fatten up their wallets.
    Government subsidized Child care programs are designed to help people get off welfare but as our FOX 11 Investigative team reports, scammers are using the program to fatten up their wallets.
  • Investigators Track DEA Telephone Extortion Scam

    Investigators Track DEA Telephone Extortion Scam

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-09-18 14:07:46 GMT
    Men impersonating agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration are calling people threatening to have them arrested for buying prescription drugs over the internet.
    Men impersonating agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration are calling people threatening to have them arrested for buying prescription drugs over the internet.  It's a scam that has terrified thousands of  people all over the country.
  • Fox 11 Investigates: The Dangers of Marijuana Wax

    Fox 11 Investigates: The Dangers of Marijuana Wax

    Thursday, August 22 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-08-23 03:29:30 GMT
    A lot of the pictures were too graphic and stomach turning to show on TV. Pictures of third degree burns of hands, and legs and backs and chests .
    A lot of the pictures were too graphic and stomach turning to show on TV. Pictures of third degree burns of hands, and legs and backs and chests .
  • Beverly Hills Home A High End Drug Den?

    Beverly Hills Home A High End Drug Den?

    Tuesday, July 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-07-24 03:28:56 GMT
    Law enforcement officials say a posh home in Beverly hills is a suspected drug house.
    Law enforcement officials say a posh home in Beverly hills is a suspected drug house.
  • California Lawmakers Push for Florida Boycott

    California Lawmakers Push for Florida Boycott

    Thursday, July 18 2013 11:22 PM EDT2013-07-19 03:22:16 GMT
    Member of the California Black Legislative Caucus want to see Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law repealed and they're urging a boycott of Florida.
    Member of the California Black Legislative Caucus want to see Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law repealed and they're urging a boycott of Florida.
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    Prison Sterilization Probe

    Prison Sterilization Probe

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-07-16 14:17:20 GMT
    State lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the sterilization of female inmates at California prisons.

     
    State lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the sterilization of female inmates at California prisons.

     
  • Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line: Promoter Fights Back

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line: Promoter Fights Back

    Monday, July 15 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-07-15 18:26:15 GMT
    Promoter Jamie Liebert wasn't happy with FOX 11's coverage of two recent illegal desert raves. So he came to FOX 11's studios and gave our producers a candid interview on the rave scene.
    Promoter Jamie Liebert wasn't happy with FOX 11's coverage of two recent illegal desert raves, which he says don't represent the EDM scene. So he came to FOX 11's studios and gave our producers a candid interview on the rave scene.
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    Busted! Lawyer Faces Charges Of Theft, Forgery and Fraud

    Busted! Lawyer Faces Charges Of Theft, Forgery and Fraud

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-07-10 20:25:35 GMT
    A disbarred attorney contracted by Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority is charged with defrauding the county out of millions of dollars. Criminal defense attorney James Reiss, who worked for Metro.
    A disbarred attorney contracted by Los Angeles County Metro Transportation Authority is charged with defrauding the county out of millions of dollars. Criminal defense attorney James Reiss, who worked for Metro.
  • Another Complaint Against Children's Protective Services

    Another Complaint Against Children's Protective Services

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-07-04 02:58:00 GMT
    An Orange County mother continues to fight for the safety of her child. For months, Ruby Dillon has claimed that her daughter is being sexually abused by her father.
    An Orange County mother continues to fight for the safety of her child.  For months, Ruby Dillon has claimed that her daughter is being sexually abused by her father.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    The Water Diet: Quick Weight Loss, Or Health Concern?

    The Water Diet: Quick Weight Loss, Or Health Concern?

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:12 AM EDT2013-07-03 15:12:43 GMT
    Blake Sylvia was severely overweight and suffered with high blood pressure.  He weighed 290 pounds and felt miserable. "It was hard on my ankles, it was hard on my knees. Physically, it was hard.
    Blake Sylvia was severely overweight and suffered with high blood pressure.  He weighed 290 pounds and felt miserable. "It was hard on my ankles, it was hard on my knees. Physically, it was hard.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line: The Crackdown

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line: The Crackdown

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:02 AM EDT2013-07-03 15:02:26 GMT
    After our FOX11 Investigation last week into dangerous and illegal Desert Raves, the LA County Sheriff's Department took action.  Deputies cracked down on ravers, making arrests and seizing drugs.
    After our FOX11 Investigation last week into dangerous and illegal Desert Raves, the LA County Sheriff's Department took action.  Deputies cracked down on ravers, making arrests and seizing drugs.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line: The Reaction

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line: The Reaction

    Monday, July 1 2013 12:23 PM EDT2013-07-01 16:23:53 GMT
    After FOX 11 reported on desert raves in the Antelope Valley taking place during the Powerhouse fire, we got a strong reaction from L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's office.
    After FOX 11 reported on desert raves in the Antelope Valley taking place during the Powerhouse fire, we got a strong reaction from L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's office, as well as L.A. County.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line

    Desert Raves Too Close To The Fire Line

    Monday, July 1 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-07-01 13:47:46 GMT
    While firefighters were putting their lives at risk, trying to save homes and lives during the recent Powerhouse fire in the Antelope Valley, ravers were brazenly partying right at the fire line.
    While firefighters were putting their lives at risk, trying to save homes and lives during the recent Powerhouse fire in the Antelope Valley, ravers were brazenly partying right at the fire line.
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    More Troubles For Work Source Centers

    More Troubles For Work Source Centers

    Friday, June 28 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-06-28 14:12:36 GMT
    Two days after our FOX 11 Investigation aired, Johnene Leyba, the Executive Director of Career Partners in Rosemead is fired and escorted out of the building.
    Two days after our FOX 11 Investigation aired, Johnene Leyba, the Executive Director of Career Partners in Rosemead is fired and escorted out of the building.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Work Resource Centers, Phony Placements For Real Dollars

    Work Resource Centers, Phony Placements For Real Dollars

    Wednesday, June 26 2013 10:25 AM EDT2013-06-26 14:25:39 GMT
    The federal government spends millions of dollars a year to fund Work Source Centers in the LA area.  These are centers that promise to help people find jobs. But now, some of these job centers are facing allegations.
    The federal government spends millions of dollars a year to fund Work Source Centers in the LA area.  These are centers that promise to help people find jobs. But now, some of these job centers are facing allegations.
  • FOX 11 Investigates

    Warning Over A Dangerous Drug Called 'Molly'

    Warning Over A Dangerous Drug Called 'Molly'

    Thursday, May 16 2013 8:38 PM EDT2013-05-17 00:38:27 GMT
    The name may sound benign, but "Molly" is a powdered form of MDMA, the molecular compound found in Ecstasy, and it's often laced with other highly addicted drugs.
    The name may sound benign, but "Molly" is a powdered form of MDMA, the molecular compound found in Ecstasy, and it's often laced with other highly addicted drugs.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Doctor Molesters: How Patients Can Protect Themselves

    Doctor Molesters: How Patients Can Protect Themselves

    Thursday, May 9 2013 2:44 PM EDT2013-05-09 18:44:43 GMT
    Should any of the doctors featured on the FOX 11 News, have been allowed to continue practicing, until their cases ended up in a criminal court? The medical board had received complaints from patients.
    In a FOX 11 Investigates, we tell the story of some doctors who are now facing criminal charges for sexually abusing patients.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Fraud Moms: Scamming Insurance Companies

    Fraud Moms: Scamming Insurance Companies

    Friday, May 3 2013 11:18 AM EDT2013-05-03 15:18:24 GMT
    A group of women busted for allegedly scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government and private insurance companies.
    A group of women busted for allegedly scamming hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government and private insurance companies.
  • FOX 11 Investigates

    Will CA Medical Board Be Stripped Of Its Power?

    Will CA Medical Board Be Stripped Of Its Power?

    The California Assembly is considering a move to strip the state medical board of its power to investigate doctors who fall short. And, instead, hand that power over to the state attorney general.
    The California Assembly is considering a move to strip the state medical board of its power to investigate doctors who fall short. And, instead, hand that power over to the state attorney general.
  • FOX 11 Investigates

    Patients Say LA 'Doctor From Hell' Scarred Them

    Patients Say LA 'Doctor From Hell' Scarred Them

    Friday, April 26 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-04-26 23:17:08 GMT
    Dozens of patients have complained to the California Medical Board about a Los Angeles doctor they say left them horribly scarred.
    Dozens of patients have complained to the California Medical Board about a Los Angeles doctor they say left them horribly scarred. So why after so many complaints was the doctor allowed to continue hurting patients?
  • FOX 11 Investigates

    How To Find A Good & Legit Plastic Surgeon

    How To Find A Good & Legit Plastic Surgeon

    Friday, April 26 2013 3:07 AM EDT2013-04-26 07:07:08 GMT
    If you are considering plastic surgery, do your homework. It is crucial you know your doctor well. When a doctor is not trained or qualified the results can be deadly.
    If you are considering plastic surgery, do your homework. It is crucial you know your doctor well. When a doctor is not trained or qualified the results can be deadly.
  • No Laughing Matter: 7 Arrested for Distributing Nitrous Oxide

    No Laughing Matter: 7 Arrested for Distributing Nitrous Oxide

    Monday, March 25 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-03-25 18:33:39 GMT
    Laughing Gas or "NOZ" as it is called is no laughing matter to law enforcement. Search warrants were served at 17 locations Friday in Southern California.
    Laughing Gas or "NOZ" as it is called is no laughing matter to law enforcement. Search warrants were served at 17 locations Friday in Southern California.
  • FOX 11 Investigates

    Evidence Ignored In Unsolved Triple Murder?

    Evidence Ignored In Unsolved Triple Murder?

    We have an update to a FOX 11 story involving a triple murder case. The victim's family turned to a private investigator to help them find the killer or killers.
    We have an update to a FOX 11 story involving a triple murder case. The victim's family turned to a private investigator to help them find the killer or killers. The PI's say they turned over a crucial lead but the cops haven't done a thing.
  • Community Caught in the Crossfire: El Sereno Gang War

    Community Caught in the Crossfire: El Sereno Gang War

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 10:16 AM EST2013-02-27 15:16:35 GMT
    Police tell us the attack is just part of a wave of violence rolling across El Sereno.  Half a dozen men have been murdered recently.  One man was shot after a dispute at a taco truck.
    Police tell us the attack is just part of a wave of violence rolling across El Sereno.  Half a dozen men have been murdered recently.  One man was shot after a dispute at a taco truck.
  • Fox 11 Investigates

    Tobacco Black Market Thriving In California Prisons

    Tobacco Black Market Thriving In California Prisons

    Friday, November 23 2012 9:04 PM EST2012-11-24 02:04:35 GMT
    Seven years ago, the use of tobacco was banned by all California prisons after officials became concerned about the growing cost of healthcare for inmates addicted to nicotine.
    Seven years ago, the use of tobacco was banned by all California prisons after officials became concerned about the growing cost of healthcare for inmates addicted to nicotine. But the tobacco black market is thriving.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Part 2: Blackmailers Behind Girl's Cyber-Bullying Death?

    Part 2: Blackmailers Behind Girl's Cyber-Bullying Death?

    Friday, November 16 2012 11:16 AM EST2012-11-16 16:16:29 GMT
    Five seconds ruined Amanda Todd's life. That's how long it took for the teen to flash her breasts on a webcam. After years of harassment, she committed suicide.
    Five seconds ruined Amanda Todd's life. That's how long it took for the teen to flash her breasts on a webcam. After years of harassment, she committed suicide. Gina Silva with Part 2 of her special report.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Having a 'Facebook Party'? The Police Are On To You

    Having a 'Facebook Party'? The Police Are On To You

    Friday, November 9 2012 11:40 AM EST2012-11-09 16:40:16 GMT
    Fox 11 has been following "Facebook Parties" -- wild events, promoted on social media drawing hundreds of kids. Now, because of our reports, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is cracking down.
    Fox 11 has been following "Facebook Parties" -- wild events, promoted on social media drawing hundreds of kids. Now, because of our reports, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is cracking down.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Customers Burned By The Tan Man

    Customers Burned By The Tan Man

    Thursday, November 1 2012 3:56 PM EDT2012-11-01 19:56:09 GMT
    They call him the ‘tan man' ... A tanning salon owner convicted of ripping off customers. But he's on probation and back in business.
    They call him the ‘tan man' ... A tanning salon owner convicted of ripping off customers. But he's on probation and back in business.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Rampant Food Stamp Fraud - Part 1

    Rampant Food Stamp Fraud - Part 1

    Tuesday, October 30 2012 11:58 AM EDT2012-10-30 15:58:35 GMT
    He scammed a million dollars worth of food stamps and got caught red-handed. Gina Silva and FOX 11 Investigates how one guy made a "Dirty Welfare Deal!"
    He scammed a million dollars worth of food stamps and got caught red-handed. Gina Silva and FOX 11 Investigates how one guy made a "Dirty Welfare Deal!"
  • Lost In The System

    Judge Salcido Part 1

    Judge Salcido Part 1

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 2:09 PM EDT2012-10-10 18:09:57 GMT
    Do California's family courts punish parents for reporting child abuse? Many people…especially mothers - say ‘yes.' Gina Silva continues her series ‘Lost In The System.'
    Do California's family courts punish parents for reporting child abuse? Many people…especially mothers - say ‘yes.' Gina Silva continues her series ‘Lost In The System.'
  • Lost In The System

    Children Lost in the Family Court System

    Children Lost in the Family Court System

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 2:05 PM EDT2012-10-10 18:05:12 GMT
    In Part 1, We hear from mothers who say the system is weighted against them. They claim that Family Court judges have given custody of their children to an abusive parent.
    In Part 1, We hear from mothers who say the system is weighted against them. They claim that Family Court judges have given custody of their children to an abusive parent.
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    Damon's Story - Lost In The System

    Damon's Story - Lost In The System

    Wednesday, October 10 2012 2:02 PM EDT2012-10-10 18:02:53 GMT
    16-year-old Damon has been all over the web telling how he's running from a father he says abused him and how a court system has failed to protect him.
    16-year-old Damon has been all over the web telling how he's running from a father he says abused him and how a court system has failed to protect him. In an exclusive interview while still in hiding, Damon tells his story which he's been trying to tell for years, mostly through YouTube.
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    'Flocking'...A New Type Of Street Crime - Part 3

    'Flocking'...A New Type Of Street Crime - Part 3

    Thursday, September 20 2012 11:22 AM EDT2012-09-20 15:22:39 GMT
    We've been covering the story for months about 'Flocking' - that is burglars that "flock" to a   neighborhood, cleaning out house after house... The LAPD has been cracking down on these gangs...but now
    We've been covering the story for months about 'Flocking' - that is burglars that "flock" to a   neighborhood, cleaning out house after house... The LAPD has been cracking down on these gangs...but now
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    The 'Dirty Doctor'

    The 'Dirty Doctor'

    Friday, August 31 2012 2:18 PM EDT2012-08-31 18:18:24 GMT
    They're calling him a 'Dirty Doctor.' He was unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs - until some of his patients turned out to be cops.
    They're calling him a 'Dirty Doctor.' He was unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs - until some of his patients turned out to be cops.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Justice Finally Catching Up with One of LA's Most Notorious Gangs

    Justice Finally Catching Up with One of LA's Most Notorious Gangs

    Friday, August 17 2012 10:49 AM EDT2012-08-17 14:49:55 GMT
    It's a gang that murdered on a wholesale basis - killing at random, killing innocent people, killing witnesses slated to testify against them. They are called the 'Asian Boyz.'
    It's a gang that murdered on a wholesale basis - killing at random, killing innocent people, killing witnesses slated to testify against them. They are called the 'Asian Boyz.'
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    That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates The LA County Assessors Office Part 3

    That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates The LA County Assessors Office Part 3

    Friday, August 17 2012 10:36 AM EDT2012-08-17 14:36:01 GMT
    For months now -- the LA District Attorney has been investigating the County Assessors office for allegedly giving tax breaks to the wealthy in exchange for political contributions.
    For months now -- the LA District Attorney has been investigating the County Assessors office for allegedly giving tax breaks to the wealthy in exchange for political contributions.
  • Investigates

    Unsolved Triple Murder Case in Pinyon Pines Getting Attention

    Unsolved Triple Murder Case in Pinyon Pines Getting Attention

    Wednesday, August 8 2012 5:58 PM EDT2012-08-08 21:58:25 GMT
    A cold case is getting a lot of attention, thanks to a group of private investigators. They are announcing a reward for any information leading to the arrest of people who murdered a family then set them on fire.
    A cold case is getting a lot of attention, thanks to a group of private investigators. They are announcing a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of people who murdered a family then set them on fire. Call 855-44-BECKY
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    'Flocking'...A New Type Of Street Crime - Part 2

    'Flocking'...A New Type Of Street Crime - Part 2

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 11:32 AM EDT2012-07-25 15:32:36 GMT
    Street gangs call them ‘Flocking Crews'…teams of burglars targeting wealthy neighborhoods. But now, some of these crews are expanding to violent, even deadly crimes. Police say flocking crews have spread.
    Street gangs call them ‘Flocking Crews'…teams of burglars targeting wealthy neighborhoods. But now, some of these crews are expanding to violent, even deadly crimes. Police say flocking crews have spread.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    'Flocking'...A New Type Of Street Crime

    'Flocking'...A New Type Of Street Crime

    Wednesday, July 25 2012 11:32 AM EDT2012-07-25 15:32:02 GMT
    Crooks call it ‘Flocking'. Burglaries…organized by street gangs. Gina Silva reports that they've hit thousands of homes…in this FOX 11 Investigates.
    Crooks call it ‘Flocking'. Burglaries…organized by street gangs. Gina Silva reports that they've hit thousands of homes…in this FOX 11 Investigates.
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    That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates The LA County Assessors Office Part 2

    That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates The LA County Assessors Office Part 2

    Tuesday, July 24 2012 2:34 PM EDT2012-07-24 18:34:50 GMT
    We continue now our investigation into a ‘growing scandal' at the LA County Assessors Office. In this report, we detail the 'secret ways' that one appraiser unlawfully lowered the value of a property.
    We continue now our investigation into a ‘growing scandal' at the LA County Assessors Office. In this report, we detail the 'secret ways' that one appraiser unlawfully lowered the value of a property.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    ‘Chaos By Cop' Part 2

    ‘Chaos By Cop' Part 2

    Wednesday, July 18 2012 11:16 AM EDT2012-07-18 15:16:39 GMT
    Police misconduct rules… are very clear cut. But what if the officer is off-duty - working private security?? Case in point, our recent report on LAPD officer Mark Mireles.
    Police misconduct rules… are very clear cut. But what if the officer is off-duty - working private security?? Case in point, our recent report on LAPD officer Mark Mireles.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Section 8 Housing Fraud Scandal Follow Up

    Section 8 Housing Fraud Scandal Follow Up

    Tuesday, July 17 2012 2:59 PM EDT2012-07-17 18:59:51 GMT
    Rita Aleksanyan was not only scamming the housing authority for years - she was actually caught red handed trying to bribe a public official so her friends could get free rent.
    Rita Aleksanyan was not only scamming the housing authority for years - she was actually caught red handed trying to bribe a public official so her friends could get free rent.
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    That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates The LA County Assessors Office

    That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates The LA County Assessors Office

    Thursday, July 12 2012 1:28 PM EDT2012-07-12 17:28:26 GMT
    Some wealthy homeowners have been getting property tax breaks worth millions of dollars... Thanks to the LA County Assessors Office.
    Some wealthy homeowners have been getting property tax breaks worth millions of dollars... Thanks to the LA County Assessors Office.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    ‘Chaos By Cop'

    ‘Chaos By Cop'

    Thursday, July 12 2012 12:45 PM EDT2012-07-12 16:45:28 GMT
    Mark Mireles is a decorated police officer, praised as an LAPD hero. But now there are allegations that while off duty he has used intimidation and threats…It's a dark shadow following one of LAPD's brightest.
    Mark Mireles is a decorated police officer, praised as an LAPD hero. But now there are allegations that while off duty he has used intimidation and threats…It's a dark shadow following one of LAPD's brightest.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Section 8 Housing Fraud Scandal

    Section 8 Housing Fraud Scandal

    Tuesday, July 10 2012 12:09 PM EDT2012-07-10 16:09:55 GMT
    A woman tried to get free rent for her friends..by offering thousands of dollars to employees of the section eight housing authority. FOX 11 Investigative Reporter Gina Silva has been digging on the story.
    A woman tried to get free rent for her friends by offering thousands of dollars to employees of the section eight housing authority. FOX 11 Investigative Reporter Gina Silva has been digging on the story.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    'Cruisers'

    'Cruisers'

    Wednesday, June 27 2012 4:33 PM EDT2012-06-27 20:33:18 GMT
    It's almost a tradition in South L.A. Every Sunday, people bring out their souped-up cars and lay rubber on the pavement. It gets rowdy…and the police don't like it.
    It's almost a tradition in South L.A. Every Sunday, people bring out their souped-up cars and lay rubber on the pavement. It gets rowdy…and the police don't like it.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    The 'Green Nation' - Out To Replace Hells Angels As The 'Baddest' Outlaw Biker Gang Part 2

    The 'Green Nation' - Out To Replace Hells Angels As The 'Baddest' Outlaw Biker Gang Part 2

    Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club - also called 'The Green Nation' - is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang.
    Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club - also called 'The Green Nation' - is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    The 'Green Nation' - Out To Replace Hells Angels As The 'Baddest' Outlaw Biker Gang

    The 'Green Nation' - Out To Replace Hells Angels As The 'Baddest' Outlaw Biker Gang

    Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club - also called 'The Green Nation' - is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang.
    Insiders say the Vagos Motorcyle Club - also called 'The Green Nation' - is on a mission to replace the Hells Angels as the "Baddest" outlaw biker gang.
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    'Mafia College Boy'

    'Mafia College Boy'

    He was a low-key college student...but also an East L.A. gangster, prolific drug dealer, Mexican Mafia associate and federal fugitive. Now, he's in a federal lock-up waiting to be sentenced to a life.
    He was a low-key college student...but also an East L.A. gangster, prolific drug dealer, Mexican Mafia associate and federal fugitive. Now, he's in a federal lock-up waiting to be sentenced to a life.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    More On 'Project X' Parties

    More On 'Project X' Parties

    They call them 'Project X Parties'. We've been reporting on these wild teen blow-outs for months... Gina Silva is back with another FOX 11 Investigative Report - an exclusive look at how one "X" party
    They call them 'Project X Parties'. We've been reporting on these wild teen blow-outs for months... Gina Silva is back with another FOX 11 Investigative Report - an exclusive look at how one "X" party
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    'Project X' Parties

    'Project X' Parties

    "Follow the Gnome... " From East L.A... to Woodland Hills... to Beverly Hills... Like in that movie Project X - the teen fantasy of the wildest party ever...so many are following the Gnome. We've been
    "Follow the Gnome... " From East L.A... to Woodland Hills... to Beverly Hills... Like in that movie Project X - the teen fantasy of the wildest party ever...so many are following the Gnome. We've been
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Facebook Parties & Nitrous Oxide

    Facebook Parties & Nitrous Oxide

    Gina Silva's series on Facebook parties continues tonight with a report on Nitrous Oxide also known as 'NOZ.' Her crew goes undercover to find out where partiers are buying their NOZ and why no one has stopped them.
    FOX 11's Gina Silva series on Facebook parties continues with a report on Nitrous Oxide also known as 'NOZ.' Her crew goes undercover to find out where partiers are buying their NOZ and why no one has stopped them.
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    Facebook Teen Drug Parties Part 3 - Violence Now A Problem

    Facebook Teen Drug Parties Part 3 - Violence Now A Problem

    In Part Three…Gina Silva reports on the violence that happens in the Facebook party scene. FOX 11 reported earlier this month how teens are using Facebook to promote massive parties.
    In Part Three…Gina Silva reports on the violence that happens in the Facebook party scene. FOX 11 reported earlier this month how teens are using Facebook to promote massive parties.
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    More On The Facebook Link To Underage Drinking And Drugs

    More On The Facebook Link To Underage Drinking And Drugs

    We showed you in Part one of this story - how teens are making big money promoting massive parties on Facebook.
    We showed you in Part one of this story - how teens are making big money promoting massive parties on Facebook.
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    'Facebook Teen Drug Parties' Part 1

    'Facebook Teen Drug Parties' Part 1

    They sell drinks and drugs, like nitrous oxide and invite thousands of 'friends' on Facebook. Gina Silva reports on the dangerous, and sometimes violent new scene called 'Facebook Parties.'
    They sell drinks and drugs, like nitrous oxide and invite thousands of 'friends' on Facebook. Gina Silva reports on the dangerous, and sometimes violent new scene called 'Facebook Parties.'
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    'Skacore'

    'Skacore'

    In L.A.'s backlots, "skacore" is bubbling up from the underground with roots in ska, rock en espanol and punk. promoter Estevan Flores ( latopshot.com ) says its good clean fun. For more info: www.latopshot.com
    In L.A.'s backlots, "skacore" is bubbling up from the underground with roots in ska, rock en espanol and punk. promoter Estevan Flores ( latopshot.com ) says its good clean fun. For more info: www.latopshot.com
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    'Toddlers And Tiaras'

    'Toddlers And Tiaras'

    Bikinis, fancy dresses, we take a look at what it takes to become the face of "Toddlers and Tiaras." Some argue that it helps and some passionately protest these pageants saying they hurt children.. Think
    Bikinis, fancy dresses, we take a look at what it takes to become the face of "Toddlers and Tiaras." Some argue that it helps and some passionately protest these pageants saying they hurt children.. Think
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Teen Mania: Endurance Bootcamp Or Religious Cult?

    Teen Mania: Endurance Bootcamp Or Religious Cult?

    It's an intense military style Christian retreat that promises to transform lives and inspire a greater love for God…and for thousands - it did just that. But Gina Silva reports some teens say they were
    It's an intense military style Christian retreat that promises to transform lives and inspire a greater love for God…and for thousands - it did just that. But Gina Silva reports some teens say they were
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    LAX Molester

    LAX Molester

    Airport police at LAX are supposed to protect the frequent flying public, but one officer, Michael Stauton is being investigated by the the District Attorney on assault charges.
    Airport police at LAX are supposed to protect the frequent flying public, but one officer, Michael Stauton is being investigated by the the District Attorney on assault charges.
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    'LA's Hip Hop Underground'

    'LA's Hip Hop Underground'

    They call him 'Monstah'…A name he earned promoting gangster rap and hip hop music. He's made a business of getting unknown artists a shot at the big time…but as Gina Silva reports, Monstah's world is
    They call him 'Monstah'…A name he earned promoting gangster rap and hip hop music. He's made a business of getting unknown artists a shot at the big time…but as Gina Silva reports, Monstah's world is
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    18th Street Serial Killer

    18th Street Serial Killer

    He's an '18th Street Serial Killer' and detectives believe he may be good for nearly 2-dozen murders and attempted murders.
    He's an '18th Street Serial Killer' and detectives believe he may be good for nearly 2-dozen murders and attempted murders.
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    Killed The Wrong Guy

    Killed The Wrong Guy

    A hot-headed gang member from Boyle Heights is on his way to prison... It's a case that has powerful ties to the Mexican Mafia.
    A hot-headed gang member from Boyle Heights is on his way to prison... It's a case that has powerful ties to the Mexican Mafia.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Ordered By The Mexican Mafia To Do A Hit...But Killed The Wrong Guy

    Ordered By The Mexican Mafia To Do A Hit...But Killed The Wrong Guy

    A Whittier gang member…convicted of two murders, including a botched hit for the Mexican Mafia - was sentenced to the death penalty.
    A Whittier gang member…convicted of two murders, including a botched hit for the Mexican Mafia - was sentenced to the death penalty.
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    Prison 'SNY Gangs' Part 1

    Prison 'SNY Gangs' Part 1

    Some gang investigators say it's a problem that's growing out of control…a place for prison inmates who want out of gangs turning into a place for dangerous new gangs.
    Some gang investigators say it's a problem that's growing out of control…a place for prison inmates who want out of gangs turning into a place for dangerous new gangs.
  • FOX 11 Investigative

    Prison 'SNY Gangs' Part 2

    Prison 'SNY Gangs' Part 2

    Record numbers of gang dropouts in the California Prison System are flooding protective custody yards, called Sensitive Needs Yards, or "SNY's."
    Record numbers of gang dropouts in the California Prison System are flooding protective custody yards, called Sensitive Needs Yards, or "SNY's."
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