Robert Faturechi is an investigative reporter at ProPublica. He has written about conflicts of interest within the Trump administration's cabinet and its deregulation teams, special interest influence in state politics and the lax rules governing super PACs.
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, criminal convictions of deputies and the resignation of the sheriff.
Faturechi, a second-generation Iranian American, grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA in 2008. He now lives in New York.