Panel Revives Taxpayer Suit Over Orange County Jailhouse Informant Scheme

Orange County’s district attorney and sheriff must face a lawsuit seeking to end a jailhouse informant program in operation for decades after a California appeals court panel unanimously ruled Wednesday that a group of county residents have sufficient taxpayer and public interest standing to bring their claims forward.

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Audit Finds Orange County Prosecutors Botched Case Against Mass Killer

Orange County, California, prosecutors mishandled the case against the area’s deadliest mass murderer, secretly using jailhouse snitches and violating discovery laws, according to a wide-ranging review into prosecutorial misconduct released Monday by the county’s district attorney.

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Judge in Mass-Murder Case Claws at SoCal Sheriff

Nearly 5½ years after Scott E. DeKraai massacred eight people at an Orange County beauty parlor and four years after DeKraai’s public defender began exposing the jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the county’s criminal justice system, the judge in the case says important information is still being kept from him.

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