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Andrew Blankstein

Investigative Reporter

Andrew Blankstein is an investigative reporter for NBC News. He covers the Western U.S., specializing in crime, courts and homeland security. 

Andrew Blankstein is an investigative reporter for NBC News. He covers the Western U.S., specializing in crime, courts and homeland security. 


Latest from Andrew Blankstein

1h ago

Ohtani's ex-interpreter charged with bank fraud, accused of stealing $16 million from him

Here are the details surrounding the gambling scandal involving Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara.
11h ago

Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter accused of stealing $16M from the MLB star

The former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Shohei Ohtani was federally charged with bank fraud Thursday, accused of stealing more than $16 million from one of Major League Baseball's biggest stars.

Lawyer fatally shoots former daughter-in-law, fellow attorney at Las Vegas law firm

A lawyer fatally shot his former daughter-in-law, as well as a fellow attorney, during a deposition at a Las Vegas law firm Monday morning, two sources familiar with the investigation said.
3d ago

Discovery of dead baby on 405 Freeway in Culver City linked to other murder, deadly crash

A series of violent and deadly incidents that happened across Los Angeles County Monday morning was being investigated as being connected.

Jewish man killed in altercation at dueling pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian rallies in California

Authorities in Ventura County, California, are investigating the death of Paul Kessler, a Jewish man who was injured during a confrontation at dueling rallies over Israel and Gaza died Monday, the sheriff’s department said.
8d ago

Tens of millions stolen from money storage facility in one of the largest cash heists in Southern California

Thieves stole tens of millions of dollars from a money storage facility in what is being called one of the largest cash heists in Southern California.
15d ago

Sean 'Diddy' Combs allegations: Timeline and what to know

Sean “Diddy” Combs has a lengthy list of alleged legal troubles, including recent sexual assault accusations. Here’s a history of some of Combs’ latest legal issues.
16d ago

Guns found at Sean 'Diddy' Combs' L.A. and Miami properties during federal searches, sources say

LOS ANGELES — Federal agents found firearms during searches of properties belonging to Sean "Diddy" Combs in both Los Angeles and Miami, three sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
17d ago

Guns found at Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ L.A. and Miami properties during federal searches, sources say

Federal agents found firearms during searches of properties belonging to Sean “Diddy” Combs in both Los Angeles and Miami, according to three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News on Tuesday.

Homes of Sean 'Diddy' Combs searched by federal officials, sources say

LOS ANGELES — Sean 'Diddy' Comb's homes are searched and he's under federal investigation after multiple people accused the rap music mogul of abuse, source says
18d ago

Shohei Ohtani says his interpreter stole money from his account and 'told lies'

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani on Monday vehemently denied any involvement in the sports betting scandal surrounding his former interpreter, breaking his silence on the situation and painting a picture of betrayal.