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
Inadvertently underscoring the warped condition of our criminal justice system, Deputy Attorney General Theodore M. Cropley entered a packed California Court of Appeal hearing on Oct. 17 and lied in the pending death penalty case of...
Calling Prosecutor's Case "Weak," California Justices Overturn Murder Conviction Featured In OC Weekly7 days ago | Court
A California Court of Appeal overturned the cold case conviction of Darrell Booth 36 days after OC Weekly exclusively featured the inmate’s plight in “Did Orange County’s Justice System Imprison an Innocent Man for Murder?” Calling ...
10 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Inside C30, a courtroom designated for major felony trials at Orange County's Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, public seats are firm, half-century-old wooden chairs. After about an hour of use, they cause pain and prompt widespread squirming t...
24 days ago | Court
A high-ranking Orange County Crime Lab official is being accused of doctoring key DNA analysis by giving conflicting testimony that aided prosecutors win two homicide trials. At issue are divergent, sworn statements Senior Forensic ...
29 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...
30 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...