CBS's 48 Hours Mystery dedicated an episode on the P.I. soccer moms, the firm they worked for, and the dirty DUI scam that involving local police officer that followed.
"When I got this story, I knew I had something and I stayed up all night writing..." Crooks told "48 Hours Mystery" correspondent Maureen Maher. "I was invited to come out to Chris Butler's office. I walked in and the first thing I noticed was the walls of the office were covered with 8x10s of all the 1970s and 1980s detective shows that I watched growing up... 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Magnum PI'...Those are the shows I loved when I was a kid so I was kind of charmed by it. And I knew the guy wanted to be on TV."
The story, however, would take a turn toward the dark side when it got out that Butler was involved in setting up dirty DUIs assisted by local police officers. Several of these officers have been indicted in federal court, including Danville Police Officer Stephen Tanabe and Contra Costa County Narcotics Task Force commander Norm Wielsch.
View the episode of 48 Hours Mystery on the P.I. soccer moms and the scam here.
Most recently, Wielsch had booked an appearance on the "Dr. Phil" show, hosted by Phil McGraw, but a judge blocked his appearance.
Butler's "Angels" appeared on "Dr. Phil" and a reality TV show had been in the works until the dirty DUI scandal broke.