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Those Cheatin' OC Sheriff's Deputiesnew

Judge Considers Perjury Findings Against Deputy For Death Penalty Case Testimony
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  02-19-2015  |  Crime & Justice

A Question of Identitynew

Which accused L.A. crime figure is a friend of a friend of ex-Los Angeles D.A. Steve Cooley?
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  04-10-2013  |  Crime & Justice

The Nurse, The Rapist and Their Shady Charitynew

He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  08-16-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Another Cops-Beating-Homeless-Man Storynew

It isn't just the Kelly Thomas killing in which cops believe they have the right to execute a citizen during a scuffle.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  05-18-2012  |  Crime & Justice

The Endorsement That Will Doom Mitt Romney's Futurenew

You know a presidential campaign is desperate when it hails the endorsement of a loony, laughable and little known congressman from Orange County.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  12-13-2011  |  Elections

The Real Squatters of OCnew

Can you really just show up at a multimillion-dollar beach home and move in without buying it or paying rent? Apparently, yes.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  11-15-2010  |  Economy

Hate & Deathnew

The killer is a white supremacist. The victim was a Vietnamese American. Does that make the killing a hate crime? The California Supreme Court is set to decide.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  07-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

If DNA Evidence Doesn't Fit in Orange County, Alter It?new

In the wake of a November 2005 OC Weekly article detailing how a 20-year-old Buena Park man faced prison for a robbery/carjacking he didn't commit, prosecutors asked the Orange County Sheriff's Department crime lab to alter key exculpatory evidence.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  03-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

California Prosecutors Asked Crime Lab to Doctor DNA Resultsnew

In a controversial robbery case that sent an innocent 20-year-old California man to prison in 2005, prosecutors told a forensic specialist in a sheriff's crime lab to claim falsely that the man's DNA had been found at the crime scene.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  03-14-2008  |  Crime & Justice

The Gross Ambition of Wayne Grossnew

The federal prosecutor recused himself from the Mike Carona probe. But it seems he couldn't stay away from Carona.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  02-26-2008  |  Politics

Lady Killernew

An Orange County jury ponders this question: Who is the right-handed man who murdered Minnie Smith?
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  12-18-2007  |  Crime & Justice

GOP Operative Going to Prison for Sex Crimesnew

Well-connected Orange County conservative activist Jeffrey Ray Nielsen finally admitted on Dec. 5 that he used two boys for sex since the early 1990s.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  12-11-2007  |  Politics

Crossing the Thin Blue Linenew

Police expert slams Orange County Sheriff's Department for "cowboy" attitude and "fatal errors" that led to a street execution.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  12-04-2007  |  Crime & Justice

She's The (Under) Sheriffnew

Indicted by the Feds, Michael S. Carona slides his most loyal soldier into temporary command at the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  11-14-2007  |  Crime & Justice

They Got the Sheriffnew

Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona's reign has been equal parts tragedy and comedy. With his indictment, it enters its final act.
OC Weekly  |  R. Scott Moxley  |  11-06-2007  |  Crime & Justice

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