Justice Department Probing Orange County District Attorney, Sheriff's Department Over Jailhouse InformantsThe Justice Department has opened an investigation into a long-running scandal over the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County.
O.C. DA Creates Committee To Review Use Of Jail InformantsThe Orange County district attorney's office has formed a special committee to review its use of jailhouse informants following misconduct allegations that have sidetracked some criminal cases.
Hearing Wraps Up On OC Jailhouse Snitches, Alleged LiesIn an Orange County courtroom, attorneys have dueled for a year over allegations that authorities misused jailhouse informants, hid evidence and lied on the witness stand.
OC Gang Member Gets Plea Deal After Evidence ConcernsLeonel Vega, 34, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the shooting death of 17-year-old Giovani Onofre.
Court Weighs Alleged Misuse Of Jail InformantsAn Orange County court on Tuesday began hearing evidence on allegations that authorities used jailhouse informants in high-profile murder and gang-crime cases in violation of the suspects' constitutional rights.