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Ex-Sheriff Carona surrenders at federal prison
The Orange County Register ^ | January 25, 2011 | Larry Welborn

Posted on 01/25/2011 10:56:44 AM PST by EveningStar

Disgraced former Sheriff Mike Carona completed his downward spiral from the peak of power in Orange County law enforcement on Tuesday when he surrendered at 8:30 a.m. PST to a federal prison in Colorado to begin serving a 5½-year term for witness tampering.

Carona, 55, was Orange County's top cop for nine years before he was indicted, tried and convicted of a single count of trying to convince a former top aide to lie for him during a spreading federal investigation of corruption in the Sheriff's Department.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: felon; leo; mikecarona; orangecounty; prison

1 posted on 01/25/2011 10:56:46 AM PST by EveningStar
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2 posted on 01/25/2011 10:57:54 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

I want to sing his name to the tune of “My Sharona” by The Knack.


3 posted on 01/25/2011 10:58:48 AM PST by Constitution Day
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4 posted on 01/25/2011 11:00:41 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: EveningStar

Dude better pray for 24x7 isolation.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 11:07:18 AM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: EveningStar

Good


6 posted on 01/25/2011 11:20:38 AM PST by ColdOne (Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...Ayn Rand)
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To: EveningStar

My, my, my, my, Carona.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 11:26:26 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
He refused to approve CCWs for the masses, but gave them to all his friends, and movie stars.

What a statist d-bag!

8 posted on 01/25/2011 12:00:29 PM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: EveningStar

Does Mr. Carona smoke a corona?


9 posted on 01/25/2011 12:00:44 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: EveningStar

The Left tried to get rid of Carona the second he emerged as a rising conservative political star. That a police chief with his extraordinary abilities and (of course) NO POLICE RECORD would be sentenced to prison time is a travesty and proof California is doomed.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 12:06:21 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ColdOne

Why, “Good”? What a stupid thing to say.


11 posted on 01/25/2011 12:07:21 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
The Left tried to get rid of Carona the second he emerged as a rising conservative political star. That a police chief with his extraordinary abilities and (of course) NO POLICE RECORD would be sentenced to prison time is a travesty and proof California is doomed.

Did you attend any of his trial? I did on 5 occasions (the more interesting trial days). This guy is lucky with this light sentence.

12 posted on 01/25/2011 12:26:45 PM PST by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Deb

My opinion Carona was corrupt and deserves to be in prison.
That is why I said good.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 12:30:25 PM PST by ColdOne (Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution...Ayn Rand)
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To: I Buried My Guns
He refused to approve CCWs for the masses,

You too have fallen for the media hype.

14 posted on 01/25/2011 12:51:58 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!! .... *waves hi to DS*)
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To: Deb

Eight years on the job and he gets this pension:

On July 12, 2010, it was revealed that Carona received over $215,000 in pension checks last year, despite his felony conviction, as the county’s retirement system faces a massive shortfall totaling $3.7 billion unfunded liabilities. He is one of approximately 400 retired Orange County public servants who received more than $100,000 last year in benefits. (Also on the list of those receiving extra-large pension checks is former treasurer-tax collector Robert Citron, whose investments, which were made while consulting psychics and astrologers, led Orange County into bankruptcy in 1994.)[15]

Wikipedia


15 posted on 01/25/2011 1:04:53 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: Deb

I think it is a travesty, too. I did not follow the case, but Corona was a hard-hitting, no-nonsense conservative, and I cannot for a moment imagine that he was not targeted and taken out.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 1:08:47 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: SeeSac
So? That's the county retirement system and 399 other people got lots of money too. How does that have anything to do with the the fake charges brought against from the day he became a political threat to the Democrats because of his media star-power?

The whole thing was bogus. That he got retirement benefits means nothing.

17 posted on 01/26/2011 2:03:24 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: bboop

If the Left in California can’t defeat you politically, they try to destroy you financially or criminally. His future was limitless until he became a political threat to the Democrats. Disgusting.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 2:05:35 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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