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Court Says Orange County DA's Tactic To Disqualify Judge Who Exposed Misconduct Was 'Abusive'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES ― Justices for a California appellate court said in an opinion Monday that a tactic used repeatedly by the beleaguered Orange County Dis...

ACLU Blasts Orange County DA Office For Refusing To Release Public Records In Informant Scandal

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The ACLU of Southern California is demanding that the Orange County District Attorney's Office turn over public records related to a ja...

Orange County DA's Office Finally Acknowledges Jailhouse Informant Program Exists

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- After almost three years of denials, the Orange County District Attorney's office finally acknowledged Thursday that the county has a j...

Beating Of Defense Attorney Could Be Last Straw For Embattled DA's Office

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Two of the largest associations of criminal defense attorneys in California are calling for an independent investigation into the belea...

Jailhouse Snitch Scandal In Orange County Unravels Another Murder Case

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES ― An ongoing jailhouse snitch scandal rocking Orange County’s justice system unraveled yet another murder case Thursday when a judge r...

Orange County Prosecutor Asks Justice Department To Investigate Jailhouse Informant Program

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Orange County prosecutors' "win at all costs" mentality has contributed to "deficiencies" in a jailhouse informant program that defense...

Judge: OC Prosecutors Violated Constitution By Avoiding Judge Who Exposed Misconduct

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Orange County District Attorney's Office has unconstitutionally "disrupted" justice in the county by blocking murder cases from bei...

Legal Experts Urge DOJ To Investigate Orange County Jailhouse Snitch 'Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES ― More than three dozen former prosecutors and legal experts are calling on the Department of Justice to conduct a full investigation of...

New California Law Cracks Down On Cheating Prosecutors

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics

California prosecutors who deliberately withhold evidence from defense attorneys may face harsher punishment under a new law passed after a wave of mi...

Matt Ferner

Public Defenders: OC Sheriff's Deputies Colluded With MSNBC Producers, Violated Inmate's Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Orange County sheriff's deputies linked to an ongoing corruption scandal allegedly collaborated with producers of an MSNBC documentary ...

Matt Ferner

Critics: Orange County DA Needs 'Cleansing With Bleach And Firehoses'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Orange County Bar Association this week issued a strong condemnation of the county's Office of the District Attorney, accusing it o...

Matt Ferner

Misconduct In Jailhouse Snitch Program Letting Murder Suspects Walk Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Orange County prosecutors have dropped murder charges against two men after defense lawyers claimed the district attorney's office with...