• District Attorney Jackie Lacey briefs the media on the new Conviction Review Unit while Assistant Head Deputy Kenneth Lynch looks on. Read why she says the unit is needed.

Inside LADA

June 29, 2015: OPINION: Why A Conviction Review Unit Is Needed


In the 165-year history of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the thousands of prosecutors who have stood before judges and juries on behalf of the people have done so with a common purpose – to seek justice and pursue the truth.Read more...

June 26, 2015: Fraud Alert: Summertime Brings Home Repair Scams

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As temperatures rise, so does the potential for door-to-door sales scams that target seniors.

Scam artists posing as salespeople fan out into neighborhoods trying to convince homeowners that they need their air conditioning ducts cleaned, their driveway repaved or their windows replaced.  Many will offer prices well below what legitimate contractors would charge. Read more...

June 17, 2015: Move to Hall of Justice Complete


The biggest move in the history of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is now complete.

Several Bureau of Fraud and Corruption Prosecutions divisions and Bureau of Specialized Prosecutions divisions were part of the move to the historic Hall of Justice that completed this week. Read more...

June 12, 2015: Prosecutor Warns About Father's Day Scam


The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is reminding consumers looking for a special Father’s Day gift to be wary of deeply discounted deals offered via email.

The week before Father’s Day, identity thieves flood inboxes with promotions touting the “Perfect Gift for Father’s Day” that hawk liquor, cigars and other popular items for dad. The recipient then provides identifying information and a credit card number to buy the gift. The fraudsters use the stolen information for their own spending spree and the gift is never sent to the consumer. Read more...

June 1, 2015: Media Relations, Other Phone Listings Change in Hall of Justice Move


The second phase of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office move to the Hall of Justice is complete.

Most of the office’s executive team, Media Relations Division and several specialized prosecution divisions are now in the historic building at 211 West Temple Street in the Civic Center area of downtown Los Angeles. The final phase of the move is set for mid-June.

Many LADA phone numbers and mailing addresses have changed. Please refer to this website’s Office Directory pages for the latest contact and mailing information.

The office’s general number, (213) 974-3512, will remain the same.Read more...

May 29, 2015: District Attorney Jackie Lacey Issues First #FraudFriday Alert


Welcome to #FraudFriday.

This is the first #FraudFriday Alert issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Every other Friday, the experts who prosecute these devastating financial crimes will offer warnings about the latest ploys targeting consumers in Los Angeles County – with a special emphasis on safeguarding seniors.

Educating seniors about financial fraud is one of District Attorney Jackie Lacey's top priorities.

In an effort to fulfill that goal and in anticipation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15), we are dedicating our first #FraudFriday Alert to financial elder abuse.

Visit our website at http://da.lacounty.gov/seniors for detailed information on more than a dozen different scams targeting people ages 65 and older. There you will find printer-friendly versions of these materials and a video message from District Attorney Lacey.Read more...