jailhouse informants

As attorney general investigations languish, continuing misconduct in Orange County threatens to unravel dozens of new cases, a public defender says.
A jail informant scandal has unraveled numerous high-profile cases and threatens to upend still more.
As prosecutors fixated on the death penalty for a killer, some family members of his victims found solace in an unlikely figure... the gunman's attorney.
Legal experts say the jurors' "witch hunt" finding demonstrates the need for an independent probe in Orange County.
Mark Cleveland, a jailhouse informant, worked with Orange County prosecutors for decades.
As sheriff's department officials clam up, the sentencing in an Orange County massacre remains mired in misconduct.