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Robert Faturechi covers campaign finance.
Before joining ProPublica, he was a reporter at The Los Angeles Times, where his work exposed inmate abuse, cronyism, secret cop cliques and wrongful jailings at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 2013, he used an unprecedented cache of confidential personnel records to show the agency knowingly hired dozens of cops with histories of serious misconduct. His stories helped lead to sweeping reforms at the nation’s largest jail system, federal indictments of deputies and the resignation of the sheriff.
Before working at The Times, Faturechi was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA in 2008. He now lives in New York. To securely send him documents or other files, please visit our SecureDrop site.
Jan. 19, 4:22 p.m.After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s HHS nominee repeatedly pushed a federal health agency to remove a critical drug study from its website.
Jan. 6, 11:43 a.m.Meeting in private, enthused activists promise that the growing Republican dominance in state government will unleash a wave of laws to cut business taxes, restrict unions and expand school privatization.
Dec. 23, 2016, 8 a.m.‘America Comes First’ can’t seem to decide if it’s a PAC or a super PAC, but in either case its federal filings remain problematic.
Dec. 9, 2016, 3:20 p.m.The America Comes First PAC did not disclose its donors before Election Day. And its top funder is banned from the securities industry.
Nov. 21, 2016, 8 a.m.
Nov. 17, 2016, 3:14 p.m.Donald Trump has bashed “puppets” who court the Koch brothers. A Kansas official on his shortlist for U.S. attorney general shot pheasant and clay pigeons with one of their lobbyists.
Nov. 7, 2016, 7 a.m.Podcast: ProPublica and Univision reporters share which barriers to the ballot they’re seeing during this election.
Nov. 4, 2016, 4:30 a.m.Secretaries of state, who oversee ballot measures on topics from gun control to the minimum wage, are increasingly courted by interest groups and industries with billions of dollars at stake.
Oct. 14, 2016, 11:55 a.m.An errant email from a PAC supporting Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania highlights Republican anxiety: “Trump has taken a real hit this week.”
Oct. 10, 2016, 7 a.m.Podcast: How a Los Angeles Times reporter documented complaints of sexism from Donald Trump’s golf-course employees.
Sep. 12, 2016, 6:59 a.m.Podcast: Donald Trump says he has personally donated millions to charity in recent years. Rather than debunking his claims, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold set out to prove them true – and still hasn’t been able to.
July 26, 2016, 7 a.m.A federal district judge ruled that an Arizona businessman failed to provide evidence to back up his claim that he was defamed in an August 2014 story
July 22, 2016, 9 p.m.Through accountability stories and other in-depth reports, we took a look back at the career of the Virginia senator who Hillary Clinton has picked as her running mate.
July 13, 2016, 10 p.m.In a private speech recorded in February, the onetime Speaker of the U.S. House, now reportedly on the shortlist to be Trump’s running mate, said Trump would lose in a landslide if he didn’t evolve to be more like Ronald Reagan than Barry Goldwater. He added that no one knows what a Trump presidency
July 7, 2016, 7 a.m.Officers of ‘Voters for Hillary,’ which raised money but reported no political expenditures, had close ties to a Las Vegas firm that the PAC purportedly hired to run a call center.
June 30, 2016, 4:41 p.m.Patrick Davis has denied allegations that he inappropriately steered hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by a conservative PAC to organizations linked to himself and his friends. Now he’ll lead Trump’s campaign in a key swing state.
June 22, 2016, 7 a.m.South Carolina fire officials decided to make sprinklers mandatory in new homes. Homebuilders overturned the rule with help behind the scenes from Gov. Nikki Haley. It was one more win for an industry that has spent millions of dollars in state capitals to block a life-saving upgrade included in the
June 22, 2016, 6:59 a.m.From New York to Minnesota, how homebuilders headed off mandatory fire sprinklers with help from friendly legislators.
May 27, 2016, 4 a.m.The U.S. government’s loose supervision has spawned many problems with super PACs, but helping to tout shares worth a fraction of a cent would be a new one.
March 31, 2016, 7 a.m.Even if Trump is correct in his unproven charge that a super PAC obtained a racy photo of Melania Trump from the Ted Cruz campaign, it’s doubtful the FEC would do anything about it.
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