[Moxley Confidential] Mission Viejo lawyer faces 35 years for helping a client get charges dropped—and didn't earn a dime
Veteran Orange County criminal defense lawyer Lawrence Anthony Witsoe closed his eyes and remained motionless late this afternoon as a court clerk read a series of guilty verdicts against him in what could go down as one of the dumbest bribery convictions in California history. FBI bribery probes u ... More >>
According to the FBI, Aaron Scott Vigil--an accomplished Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer in Southern California--and his wife lived luxuriously by spending a whopping $1,600 more each month than their income. By 2009, the couple landed in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, lost their ... More >>
Trial is scheduled to begin right now in federal court in Santa Ana for a Tustin criminal defense attorney accused of conspiring with a Rialto police officer to fix a misdemeanor assault and battery case at John Wayne Airport. Lawrence Witsoe is charged with conspiracy to solicit and receive a bribe ... More >>
Aaron Scott Vigil, the Rialto police officer who last year was named in a three-count indictment by a federal grand jury for allegedly taking a $2,500 bribe--while serving on a Drug Enforcement Administration task force--from Mission Viejo attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe to tell Orange County Distr ... More >>
Can you imagine a $2,500 bribe being worth 20 years of your life in a federal prison?Or, in the case of Mission Viejo attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe, who is accused of paying that bribe to the Rialto cop now looking at 20, the relatively small change could fetch a 35-year stretch in the pen.