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.
5 days 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...
6 days 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...
9 days ago | Court
James Crawford—a successful, Santa Ana-based criminal defense lawyer who claims an Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) investigator Dillon Alley "brutally" assaulted him in the courthouse last March—filed a lawsuit today seeking $10 mi...
13 days ago | Court
Three years short of the ability to legally buy booze in March 2010, Fountain Valley's Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu hatched a lamebrain plan involving the party drug ecstasy, ended up with the possibility of spending the next five decades confined to a...
15 days ago | Court
Heading into the November general election to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, Orange County's Loretta Sanchez faces an almost impossible uphill battle. California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the more progressive frontrunner, troun...
19 days ago | Court
A new court record outlines apparent perpetual dishonesty among Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) officials willing to conduct and then cover up illegal operations, and equally perpetual eagerness of local prosecutors to tolerate perjury c...