Raymond Ikola

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Ex-NFL Linebacker Convicted In California Millionaire's Murder Loses Appeal

    A California Court of Appeal this week rejected a four-prong effort by Eric Naposki, a former NFL linebacker with the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, to overturn his July 2011 conviction for the 1994, ambush murder of an ultra-wealthy Newport Beach businessman in a financial gain plot. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Tiny Rascals Gangster Didn't Kill Anyone And Is Angry Jury Convicted Him of Murder

    On the wee hours of March 20, 2011, members of five Vietnamese criminal street gangs somehow ended up together at a Little Saigon karaoke restaurant and a fist fight occurred after cursing and mad dogging. The hoodlums in the Tiny Rascals Gang (TRG) and their allies in Hellside apparently weren't f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    California Court Ponders Cop's Claim He Didn't Know Destroying $705,000 Home Was Illegal

    A San Diego police officer and his wife--who wrecked their $705,000 Riverside home during foreclosure as revenge against the lending bank in 2010 and won criminal convictions for the damage--have lost their attempt to overturn the case at the California Court of Appeal in Orange County. In a ruling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Meet Orange County's Sex-Crazed, Embarrassed Minute Man Rapist Burglar

    Behind the thick, taxpayer-funded walls, ridiculously paranoid security and sterile, morgue-like setting that fails to resemble desired stately decor, justices inside the California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana sometimes can be quietly comical. Take, for example, the case of Orange County bur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    California Judges Disagree If One Kiss Is A Lewd Sex Act Or Innocent Affection

    Is it lewd, criminal conduct for a 25-year-old man to kiss a 12-year-old girl on the lips? In the case of Southern California church piano player Cesar Augusto Romero, Orange County law enforcement officers believed the answer is yes. In fact, prosecutors charged Romero with committing lewd acts o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Orange County Man Who Killed Girlfriend's Mother: Police Cheated For Confession

    After turning 18 years old days earlier, Brian Paul Landry broke into his teenage girlfriend's Santa Ana home while wearing a mask in Sept. 2008, fired three shots into the skull of the girl's mother as she prepared food in the kitchen, shoved a knife deep into the woman's neck and then sent a text ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Appellate Justices Amend Sex Entrapment Ruling Against Huntington Beach Police

    A California Court of Appeal that last month rebuked a Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) sting operation targeting adults in pursuit of minors for sex on Craigslist has refused a California Attorney General's office request to reconsider its decision, but nonetheless softened it stance in th ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    How to Not Troll for Perverts on Craigslist

    [Moxley Confidential] Justices rule Brea resident who chased 13-year-old girl for sex had solid entrapment defense against HB police

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Orange County Child Molester: Shouldn't I Get Credit For Assaulting 11YO-Girl Quickly?

    In August 2009, a Stanton laundromat janitor lured an 11-year-old girl into a closet with the promise of free perfume, locked the door and sexually molested her. At his 2011 trial in Orange County Superior Court, Nereo Del Valle won three convictions: kidnapping for child molestation, and two felon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Orange County Gangster Says Restitution To His Attempted Murder Victim is Unfair

    Poor David Dae Hong Kim.No, Buena Park's Kim is literally dirt poor.He earns 13 cents an hour working in a prison laundry room and is irked that the government wants to take about half of that impressive income and give it to another man.Outrageous, isn't it?Well, no.In March 2008, 17-year-old Kim, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Citizen of the Week! Meet Joseph Martinez, Perverted Grandpa

    At this very moment, Orange County's Joseph Coronado Martinez is sitting in a California prison and he's immensely frustrated, in part, because he's not attracted to his neighbors.Martinez--a 64-year-old grandfather with a 5-foot-3 and 200 pound physique--thinks the criminal justice system treated h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Did 18YR Delay in Arrest Violate Speedy Trial Rights of Accused Child Molester?

    Anin Sen, 30, was naked and on top of a 11-year-old Santa Ana girl on Nov. 17, 1992, when the girl's mother walked into her home, saw the sex crime in action and screamed. Sen, who was on probation for domestic violence at the time, darted from the Cambodian residence without his clothes and di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Santa Ana Gangster Isn't Happy With 10-Year Gang Enhancement For Attempted Murder

    Martin Perez joined the Lyon Street criminal street gang at the age of 14 and enjoyed four relatively fun years in freedom using the moniker "Chino."Perez recruited people for the gang, tagged his Orange County neighborhood, used gang symbolism as his cell phone wall paper, kept gang photographs on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Meet Orange County's Baddest Brother: Brandon Lamar Brown

    For three months beginning in July 2005, Orange County's Brandon Lamar Brown, 19, babysat his young sisters, ages 10 and 7, and couldn't resist his sexual urges.Brown digitally penetrated their vaginas and rectums, forced them to masturbate him and sodomized his youngest sister, according to court r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Gregory Cantrell, Newport Beach Businessman, Loses Child Molestation Appeal

    In December 2003, Orange County businessman Gregory Erik Cantrell repeatedly molested a 12-year-old female relative, but the crimes went undiscovered for four years.Cantrell was charged and convicted of domestic violence in 2006--winning two days in jail and probation.The following year prosecutors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Disgusting OC Child Molester Wins Conviction Reversal

    Those loud screams of joy you might have heard this week from inside a cell at California State Prison at Lancaster belonged Orange County's Jorge Cruz Adan Flores, a disgusting child molester.In 2006, Flores sodomized and orally copulated a child under the age of 10. He denied the charges, but a 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Gregory Ruiz Aguirre Conviction Overturned in Surf City Cops' Craigslist Underage Sex Sting

    When we last checked in on Gregory Ruiz Aguirre--in March of last year, to be precise--the El Monte 53-year-old had just been sentenced to 457 days in jail, five years probation and mandatory sex offender registration for arranging to meet a "13-year-old girl" who was actually a Huntington Beach cop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Anaheim Ducks Lose This One Not on the Ice But in Court

    ​Someone renting a Honda Center luxury suite from the Anaheim Ducks got years behind on payments--we're talking more than $100,000 behind--so the NHL franchise sued and won a judgment in Orange County court for the unpaid balance. Next, the Ducks sought to have the defendant pay its attorney fees, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Citizen of the Week! The Sword-Wielding Cholo

    ​One day in April 2006 in the City of Orange, wanted criminal Tyrone "Thumper" Christopher Rye got high on marijuana and stood at a street intersection holding a sword.What Rye--an uneducated, convicted felon tied to the Orange Varrio Cypress gang and the Mexican Mafia--was planning may never be k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Drunk Driver Blames Dead Victim For His Orange County Murder Conviction

    ​Angel Herrera Leal of Los Angeles suffered two prior drunk driving convictions before one night in December 2008 when he (and a mostly consumed Tequila bottle) entered his pickup truck and drove south on Interstate 5 to Orange County.Once he got to Santa Ana, a heavily intoxicated Leal, who didn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    OC Sheriff's Union Defeats County in Court Ruling Over Jail Cost Savings Plan

    ​A California Court of Appeal ruled late yesterday that Orange County officials had treated the local sheriff's deputy union unfairly and upheld a lower court's decision to issue a temporary restraining order blocking the county from instituting annual jail personnel cost savings of between $24 mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    French Kissing Is Sex -- Especially Between Adult and Minor, Court Rules

    John Stuart Moses: tongue trouble​You can finally breathe. An age old, looming question has been officially resolved.A California appellate court panel based in Santa Ana this month settled the question about whether French kissing is inherently a sex act.It is, according to the court.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    How Much Would You Pay To Avoid Prison?

    Schapel​Here's your dilemma: You can either pay $4,000 a month for 200 months or spend 80 months locked in a California prison?Hard choice?It apparently wasn't for David Scott Schapel, a 36-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita man.He chose prison.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Violent OC Pimp Wins and Still Loses Conviction Appeal

    90 minutes of violence nets whopping prison sentence for Brantley​Crystal, a former 23-year-old Texas stripper, worked as a prostitute for Christopher Lamont Brantley, her pimp, in Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C. and, around the time of the 2008 Super Bowl, Orange County.Based on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    The Stinky Irvine Day Worker, His Meth, The Pickax & His Dead Boss

    A bullet-grazed Avalos: The Meth made me do it​Irvine police officer John Sanders arrived at the active residential crime scene in January 2007 and took a defensive position behind a concrete wall. What Sanders saw is the stuff of a horror movie starring Jason Voorhees.Professional lands ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    John M. Shanahan: Hooked on Sexual Harassment

    [Moxley Confidential] The Newport Beach businessman pays $1.7 million after asking his employee for rough sex

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Man Who Attacked Theatergoers at Horror Movie Wins Appeal

    Real Horror​Steven Walter Robinson, better known as the Fullerton AMC slasher, was improperly convicted and sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for attempting to murder fellow theatergoers at a 2008 screening of the horror film The Signal.That's the recent ruling of a Santa Ana-based Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Little Saigon Decapitation Case Gets Reversed

    Phan wins argument​Judge James P. Marion didn't believe Kenny Minh Phan's excuse for running away from a 2008 fatal near-decapitation accident he'd caused in Little Saigon after ignoring a red traffic light.Phan claimed he'd fled the gruesome mess because he was in "shock" and feared his own broth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Case of the Doctor Without a Doctor's Note For Marijuana Possession

    What the doctor ordered​Have you ever called the police to complain about a reckless driver on the road and wondered if cops tried to catch the person?On a November 2007 night, a motorist in Orange County called the cops to complain about another driver veering wildly in and out of traffic. The po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Can A Person Burglarize His Own Home?

    Christopher Brown​Can a person be charged with burglarizing his own home?It's not a trick question, but rather one that was debated this week at a California Court of Appeal based in Santa Ana.The answer might surprise you:

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Scott Baugh's Big, No-Bid County Lobbying Deal

    [Moxley Confidential] More than $1,000 per day? What?

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Sex Crime Suspect Wins, Loses, Wins

    Mosley​When he was 18 years old Steven Lloyd Mosley of Anaheim did something with a 12-year-old girl that may have involved kisses near a residential pool or forceful intercourse in a garage or both, according to court records.After the June 2003 incident, an Orange County jury refused to find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Jesus Contreras: Prison Nurses Want To Break Off My Penis

    Shhhh. He's getting a message from a ghost.​Jesus Contreras is mad.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Justices Reject Convictions Against Man Who Allegedly Shot At Cops

    A dog of a case?​The Orange County District Attorney's Office twice has won convictions against Ernest Benefiel related to highly questionable allegations he assaulted police officers in a bizarre 2004 Fullerton incident, and now a state appeals court for the second time has rejected the prosecuti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2009

    "Haidl Three" Appeal Centers on Consent to Sicko Gang Bang

    AP pool photoKyle Nachreiner, Keith Spann and Gregory Haidl react at their 2006 sentencing.​The crux of the appeal the attorney for convicted gang rapist Gregory Haidl laid out before state appellate justices in Santa Ana this morning involved the consent of his victim. But it was not whether 16-y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Citizen of the Week!

    Robyn Renne Devereaux, a onetime Latham & Watkins paralegal, met Melissa Jo Rodriguez, a retired California Highway Patrol dispatcher, on in 2005. The two Orange County women quickly bonded, sharing secrets and fun during nine months. But by early 2006, their friendship had collapsed ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2007

    The Mind of a Pedophile

    Two convicted child molesters get another stiff sentence for a crime they thought about committing

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    How Not to Commit Suicide

    Unlucky OC man wanted to die quietly but landed in prison after explosion

  • News

    May 10, 2007

    The Beer That Made Tustin Infamous

    OC cops seek to expand anti-public-drinking laws to private property

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    'Gay Panic'

    Three men go wilding; the gays made them do it

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    The Book of Judges

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! An incomplete guide to obscure races

  • Features

    December 26, 2002

    Toxic Politics

    District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighed his own political future against the safety of Orange County's drinking water and decided to save his own skin