James Ochoa holding his little brotherIn hopes of blunting the sting from today's scheduled district attorney's press conference detailing Todd Spitzer's alleged pre-firing shenanigans, Spitzer has prepared a surprise.Spitzer--the former county supervisor, state assemblyman and prosecutor who dre ... More >>
Judicial Vaudeville Orange County has employed notorious judges but none have been more arrogant than Robert Fitzgerald. Over past decades Fitzgerald has used his courtroom for an one-man show where he simultaneously plays defense lawyer, prosecutor, jury and judge. We recently learned that he's ... More >>
The last hints of Republican opposition to pay a Latino man wrongfully imprisoned for a robbery/carjacking he did not commit disappeared this week in the California legislature after Assemblyman Todd Spitzer (R-Orange) called on his colleagues to do the right thing.
“As a society we have a respo ... More >>
For Buena Park's James Ochoa, the indescribable agony of spending 16 months locked in the Orange County Jail and a California prison for crimes he did not commit is a bit less painful today.
This afternoon, a state board in Sacramento voted 3 to 0 to award Ochoa nearly $30,000 in compensation in o ... More >>
Thanks to one intrepid reporter, the Weekly got mentioned in three different newspaper stories today. Oh, and someone got out of jail. And the DA looks stupid. And the cops. And a judge. Cool.
Earlier today Paul Brennan expertly explained how the LA Times was almost exactly a year late in getting ... More >>
Only one year after R. Scott Moxley broke the story of the railroading of an innocent man, James Ochoa, by the Orange County DA's office, eleven months after the conviction of Ochoa on the basis of evidence that didn't point to him and a confession coerced by the unprofessional behavior of an OC ju ... More >>