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.
7 hours ago | Moxley Confidential
For folks who appreciate real-life legal dramas, an underrated theater sits, fittingly, on Orange County's highest manmade perch: the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse. The edifice cost more than $123 million to build 18 years ago in Santa Ana, but...
5 days ago | Court
In March 2016, the University of California, Irvine issued a press release praising assistant professor Hung Duc Nguyen for receiving a prestigious National Science Foundation grant, but months later school administrators ignored overwhelming facu...
7 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Having graduated from Newport Harbor High School five days earlier, 17-year-old Brad Avery deferred college to visit distant, exotic places on the planet. He flew from LAX to Mexico City, and then to Panama, where he began a three-year trip sailin...
7 days ago | Film and TV
For Chip Yost, the decision to enter the news business wasn't always obvious. "I wish the lightbulb had gone off earlier that I wanted to be a reporter," recalls Yost, KTLA-TV's award-winning Orange County reporter. "I'd been a news junkie since m...
8 days ago | Film and TV
"Who needs to go home when you got franks and weenies with you? I guarantee my dog wouldn’t leave. He’d follow me to the ends of the earth with these packs of hotdogs. He doesn’t give a shit, yeah. He’d eat the mayonnaise too and go into a diabeti...
8 days ago | Court
News of a criminal sex tourism case in Orange County spread quickly around the nation earlier this month. Rejecting Robert Ruben Ornelas' argument that political hysteria has made pedophilia and child pornography possession worse than murder, U.S....