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.
3 days ago | Court
Southern Californians understand weekday traffic builds toward congestion even at 4:59 a.m., which was the case on July 7, 2006, on the westbound 91 freeway in Anaheim. That's when a new stove, still in the box, fell from the bed of a gray Ford F-...
10 days ago | Court
In the wake of a trio of dangerous criminals escaping her jail on Jan. 22, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens stood in front of news media microphones and essentially shrugged her shoulders. "Escapes do occur from time to time," Hutchens said i...
16 days ago | Court
Despite defense claims of prosecutorial misconduct, the California Supreme Court today affirmed the conviction and death penalty punishment for Billy Joe Johnson, a now legendarily wild Orange County white supremacist and killer. A 2009 jury convi...
17 days ago | Columns
There's no dispute the California Highway Patrol (CHP) doctored a traffic-fatality report involving a stolen residential stove that accidentally fell off a pickup truck on the 91 freeway in Anaheim. There's no question CHP bosses quietly destroyed...
22 days ago | Court
After convicting Daniel Wozniak of a wild, 2010 double murder in late December, an Orange County jury this week recommended the 31-year- old, former community theater actor be sent to San Quentin State Prison's death row for eventual execution, bu...
24 days ago | Columns
Murder cases usually contain intrigue other than, of course, the killer's identity. Matt Murphy, a senior deputy district attorney with the Orange County DA's office (OCDA), is fond of telling juries that questions arising during trials can't alwa...