R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. Corporate crooks won’t take his calls. Murderous gangsters mad-dogged him in court. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Pusillanimous cops have left hostile messages using fake names. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. And a frantic state legislator literally caught sleeping with lobbyists sprinted down state capital hallways to evade his questions in Sacramento. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club and been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists.
13 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Wearing dark pants, a black-and-white woven blazer, a haughty smirk, and a sculptured hairdo worthy of a Cosmopolitan shampoo ad, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens drew all eyes in a packed courtroom on July 5. The ethics-befuddled Hutchens wa...
25 days ago | Court
A husky, bearded Jonathan Larson walked into Judge Thomas M. Goethals' Santa Ana courtroom on June 29 wearing an expressionless face and a black suit with a bulge from a firearm holstered at his right hip. The veteran Orange County Sheriff's ...
28 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Seven months after OC Weekly declared it was time for Sandra Hutchens to step aside, the scandal-scarred Orange County sheriff announced today that she will not seek re-election next year. Hutchens' decision comes in the wake of Superior Court Jud...
1 month ago | Moxley Confidential
Orange County's local law-enforcement agencies—the district attorney's office (OCDA) and the sheriff's department (OCSD)—spend hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars annually to sell stories of their heroism to the public or, as in the case of ...
1 month ago | Court
Paul Wilson, husband of one of the 2011 Seal Beach salon massacre victims, found himself in disbelief over two recent disinformation efforts: District Attorney Tony Rackauckas' praising his own "tireless" work ensuring "the administration of justi...
1 month ago | OC Snitch Scandal
Carrie L. Carmody, the current Orange County Grand Jury's foreperson, made a lone strategically brilliant move today at a press conference announcing the panel's finding in the ongoing jailhouse snitch scandal: Carmody refused to give reporte...