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.
2 days ago | Court
A California Superior Court judge voiced incredulity today that Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens continues to disobey a January 2013 discovery order in a pending death penalty case that has exposed widespread law enforcement co...
4 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Only 18 months ago, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens hailed a formal survey of rank-and-file deputies who graded the department's top managers on seven characteristics, including integrity, caring, innovation, communication, pro-action, trust...
17 days ago | Court
More evidence emerged this week that an Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputy tied to the ongoing jailhouse informant scandal committed perjury in an effort to cover up law enforcement corruption while prosecutors pretended not to notic...
18 days ago | Court
After eating dinner and watching television at his girlfriend's Santa Ana apartment on Spurgeon Street, 17-year-old Charles Honea went to sleep outside on the second-floor balcony, his makeshift bedroom. It was an August night in 1992, and gunfire...
1 month ago | Court
A superior court judge today expressed bewilderment at the brazen willingness of sheriff's deputies to violate his court orders by hiding evidence and lying in a People v. Scott Dekraai, a death penalty case that has revealed massive, systemic law...
1 month ago | Moxley Confidential
Sound judgment should be the hallmark of the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA). After all, the agency possesses enormous power to temporarily suspend or end a person's freedom. But while a majority of prosecutions are blemish-free, t...