David Hoffer

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Raymundo Gutierrez Pereda, on Lam 16 Years After Killing Mary Ann O'Neill, Gets 25 to Life

    A 73-year-old man, who eluded authorities for 16 years after he beat his former lover to death, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. But first, Raymundo Gutierrez Pereda was subjected to Orange County Superior Court Judge David Hoffer calling him "cruel," "callous" and a coward. Oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Judge Seated Juror Who Declared Defendant Guilty Before Trial

    Jose Felipe Velasco insists Orange County Judge David A. Hoffer cheated him out of a fair trial by placing a juror on the supposedly neutral citizen's panel after she repeatedly declared the defendant guilty before hearing any evidence. Velasco, who is serving a prison term of 123 years to life aft ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    Dana Rohrabacher: Front-Line Terrorist Fighter?

    [Moxley Confidential] Plus, more legal shenanigans in the Jim Toledano extortion case

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Michael Brandon Franks Cops to Being the Snowboarder Bandit Who Hit 9 OC Banks

    Ah, the "Snowboarder Bandit," the bank robber who wore wintering clothing while pulling 10 robberies at nine Orange County banks for a whopping $30,000 in 2011 and '12. Michael Brandon Franks, 30, of Riverside, pleaded guilty to bring that dude Thursday, setting himself up for 10 months and six mon ... More >>

  • News

    January 10, 2013

    The OC District Attorney's Office's Legal Deceit

    [Moxley Confidential] More evidence proves prosecutor hoodwinked grand jury for indictments in bizarre Newport Beach blackmail case

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Citizen of the Week!

    Coto de Caza residential weed picker Raul Salvador Marin wanted to tell the petite 20-year-old at a June 2004 Trabuco Canyon patio party that she was "a really pretty girl, white, young," but he didn't speak English and she didn't speak Spanish. The woman wasn't interested in Marin anyway. She spurn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    What did the OC billionaire do when the wife was away? Computer-chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III won big in a 1998 public stock offering for his Broadcom Corp., and to celebrate, he built an extravagant $30 million underground “personal brothel” at his Laguna Hills estate. That's according to ... More >>