Robert Faturechi covers money in politics. At ProPublica, he has reported on self-dealing by political consultants, industry lobbyists blocking safety standards, corporate donors targeting state elections officials and political committees running afoul of the law. 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. Faturechi grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA in 2008. He now lives in New York. You can send him story tips and documents through email at Robert.Faturechi@propublica.org. To send him encrypted PGP e-mail, you can use the public key: B3FE 7B85 A22E 48FB 0C93 3066 3E9A 1839 6A81 39E0 (Key ID: 3123B1DD). Or you can send him information through the free, easy-to-use encrypted messaging app Signal at (213) 271-7217.
Derek Willis is a news applications developer at ProPublica, focusing on politics and elections. He previously worked as a developer and reporter at The New York Times, a database editor at The Washington Post, and at the Center for Public Integrity and Congressional Quarterly. He began his journalism career at The Palm Beach Post. He is a co-founder of OpenElections, a project to collect and publish election results from all 50 states.
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