Manhattan DA Refuses to Disclose Contacts With Roger Ailes or Fox News

John Cook · 05/08/12 04:16PM

In the wake of the New York County District Attorney's decision last month to launch a criminal investigation into Joe Muto, a.k.a. the Fox Mole, for the alleged theft of videos from his former employer Fox News, we thought it would be worthwhile to find out what we could about what relationship, if any, exists between the DA's office and Roger Ailes' operation. So we used New York's Freedom of Information Law to ask for correspondence and emails between Fox News employees and staffers in the DA's office. Today they refused our request.

Fox News: The Most Powerful Name in ALF Interviews

Joe Muto · 04/25/12 04:00PM

What follows is a dispatch from Joe Muto, formerly known as the Fox Mole, written shortly after he revealed himself on Gawker earlier this month. This morning, Muto's apartment was raided by investigators for the New York County District Attorney's Office, who seized his computer, mobile phone and tablet computer in the course of investigating "attempt[s] and conspiracy to commit...grand larceny, petit larceny, and computer tampering."

"I have a pitch for the next TV Icon segment," Ron Mitchell, our chief booker said.

Former Fox News Mole Joe Muto Searched By DA's Office Over Fox News Mole-ing

A.J. Daulerio · 04/25/12 08:52AM

Joe Muto, formerly known as the Fox News Mole, reported on Twitter this morning that he received a visit from the District Attorney's office at 6:30 a.m. According to Muto, the warrant accuses him of grand larceny and conspiracy—WITH WHOM?—"amongst other things" in connection to his role as Gawker's Fox News correspondent, which lasted close to 36 hours. The DA's office took his laptop, an iPad, and an iPhone.