Skip to comments.Twitter coverage of Mike Carona sentencing in Santa Ana
Posted on 04/27/2009 4:03:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
Twitter coverage. The judge is listening to arguments before sentencing former OC Sheriff Mike Carona.
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They give him life yet?
These are apparently among the options:
Statutory maximum: 20 years in prison
Prosecutors’ recommendation: 9 years in prison
Probation recommendation: 6.5 years in prison
Carona’s olive-branch offering: 15 to 21 months in prison
Carona’s wish: Probation (such as home detention)
It looks like the Twitter person is taking a long break. Meanwhile, from the OC Register site:
Judge says Carona’s crime ‘worse than perjury’
Judge says Carona crime brought shame to O.C
Judge: “Lying will not be tolerated in this courtroom ... especially to this county’s leading law enforcement officer.”
Correction: (especially BY the county’s)
Judge: “The Mike Carona we seeing telling someone to lie speaks poorly of your characteristics”
Judge says he didn’t understand “unrestrained celebrations” by Carona after verdict.
“A wrong message was sent regarding respect for the law and the jury system,’’ judge says.
Carona seems composed.
“Carona has given no indication that he wouldn’t ask someone again to lie,’’ judge says.
I’m sensing the Judge is not going with probation.
“I believe the Bureau of Prisons will protect Mr. Carona,’’ judge says. “Just as Carona protected inmates under his care.”
Judge: Carona is sentenced to pay $125,000 fine ...
Judge is now saying Carona has a year to pay the fine.
Carona is sentenced to a term of 66 months
$2,500 per week, nice terms.
That’s five years and six months.
Carona has the same stoic expression. His wife, sitting in the front row, looks very sad.
Carona also gets two years of probation afterwards.
The conviction is for one count of witness tampering.