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.
3 days ago | Court
Saying it would be "unconscionable even cowardly" to ignore Orange County law enforcement's "chronic" corruption exposed during a controversial murder case, Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals today removed the death penalty as a punishment op...
5 days ago | Moxley Confidential
Orange County court records long ago established that Tony Rackauckas' district attorney's office and Sandra Hutchens' sheriff's department took a slam-dunk death-penalty case in People v. Scott Dekraai and unnecessarily cheated behind-the-scenes ...
7 days ago | Court
Given near constant revelations of Orange County law enforcement corruption tied to a sensational death penalty case during the last 44 months, it was fitting that contentious Aug. 10 closing arguments in a related special evidentiary hearing woul...
12 days ago | Moxley Confidential
As you might expect, Dana Alden Fox—the private lawyer who recently represented the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) in its battle to avoid accountability for keeping an accused rapist on patrol duty and the resulting disastrous con...
17 days ago | Court
A federal jury this week held the Orange County Sheriff's Department (IOCSD) accountable for enforcing a policy that blocked an internal affairs investigator from taking any action for seven months against a deputy twice accused of sexually assaul...
19 days ago | Moxley Confidential
China's Juxia "Angel" Qin and Orange County's Thomas Burton met through Qpid Network's "Chnlove" website, sent each other emails, chatted on Skype and visited several times before making a monumental 2010 decision. Believing they'd found everlasti...