Look! Up in the Sky! It's Bad News for Mike Carona?

“He looks up in the sky and says, 'From here on out we've got to be real careful and be concerned about [FBI] surveillance.'”

–Ex-Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl testifying today about Mike Carona's 2002 private reaction to speculation in the Orange County Sheriff's Department that federal agents had begun a corruption investigation into their activities. Carona now says he's innocent of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from Haidl.

(R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly)

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. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.

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