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 days ago | Court
Orange County white collar swindler Kevin Frank Rasher hoped he'd receive a punishment of no more than 41 months in prison for defrauding 526 financially-distressed Southern California homeowners, but U.S. District Court Judge Josephine Staton did...
11 days ago | Court
As he walked briskly along a downtown Santa Ana sidewalk for our first meeting on a toasty, cloudless February 2014 afternoon, criminal defense attorney Scott Sanders' brain generated waves of internal questions: What do I know about Moxley? What ...
19 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Not somebody who shies away from controversy, federal appellate Judge Alex Kozinski, one of the nation's most prominent legal minds, worried aloud to a rapt Berkeley audience that too many people are ignorant of "serious and embedded" corruption t...
24 days ago | Court
At today's sentencing hearing for committing the worst shooting massacre in modern Orange County history, Scott Dekraai, the confessed killer of eight innocent people in a Seal Beach salon, felt the wrath of family and friends of the victims, incl...
1 month ago | Moxley Confidential
An observer unfamiliar with the workings of Orange County's criminal-justice system would have been perplexed that a 9 a.m. hearing on Sept. 8 for Oscar Moriel, a notorious serial killer who led a double life, failed to lure a single friend or rel...
2 months ago | Court
More evidence emerged this month underscoring the win-at-all-costs mentality warping the Orange County district attorney's office (OCDA) when the California Court of Appeal ruled that a prosecutor tricked a pre-trial suspect into accepting a ...