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  • Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early

    05/15/2015 9:31:32 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    His departure from public life was nasty, dramatic and well-documented. But former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona got out of prison this week in a far different manner: Quietly, and somewhat mysteriously. Carona, 59, has left a federal prison medical center in Lexington, Ky., said Kenny Coleman, the center’s camp administrator, on Thursday. Carona served 52 months of a 66-month sentence for felony witness tampering.
  • Ex-Sheriff Carona surrenders at federal prison

    01/25/2011 10:56:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 25, 2011 | Larry Welborn
    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.
  • Former O.C. sheriff headed to prison (Mike Carona)

    01/06/2011 11:13:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 6, 2011 | Rachanee Srisavasdi and Larry Welborn
    Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona is headed to prison, after a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld his witness-tampering conviction.
  • 'Enhanced pension goodies' for deputies illegal, brief says

    06/30/2010 6:37:35 PM PDT · by WilliamIII
    Orange County Register ^ | June 29, 2010 | Teri Sforza
    So last week it was Attorney General/Candidate for Governor Jerry Brown weighing in on the county’s lawsuit trying to rescind generous pensions for deputies (county suit, bad). This week, it’s the ring-the-bells-for-freedom Pacific Legal Foundation and friends weighing in on same (county suit, good). You may have heard that the County of Orange sued the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs in 2008, trying to yank back the so-called “three percent at 50″ benefit, which allows deputies who have served for 30 years to retire at age 50 with 90 percent of their salaries. (Said benefit was magnanimously granted by...
  • Former OC Sheriff Mike Carona gets 66 months in prison, $125,000 fine

    04/27/2009 5:24:23 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 31 replies · 2,288+ views
    Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona was sentenced today to 5 ½ years in federal prison by a judge who said his crime had brought shame to the county and victimized the people he was sworn to serve. U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford also ordered Carona to pay a $125,000 fine within one year. “Lying will not be tolerated in this courtroom,” Guilford told Carona moments before reading his sentence. “Especially by this county’s leading law-enforcement officer.” The sentencing comes more than three months after a jury convicted Carona of witness tampering, for trying to convince one of his former...
  • Twitter coverage of Mike Carona sentencing in Santa Ana

    04/27/2009 4:03:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 807+ views
    Twitter coverage. The judge is listening to arguments before sentencing former OC Sheriff Mike Carona.
  • O.C. sheriff revoking concealed weapons permits

    03/26/2009 7:15:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 57 replies · 2,394+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/26/09 | Tami Abdullah
    Several major GOP power brokers with ties to convicted former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona are about to lose their concealed weapons permits under an order by the new sheriff. Those who have received notices of revocation from Sheriff Sandra Hutchens include Michael Schroeder, chief political and legal advisor to Carona and a former chairman of the state Republican Party; Adam Probolsky, a GOP pollster; and Stephen Mensinger, a political ally of Carona and business executive for major GOP benefactor and developer George Argyros, public records show.
  • Jury has reached verdict - Mike Carona trial (former OC sheriff)

    01/16/2009 11:03:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies · 1,356+ views
    Just announced. Verdict to be read at 11:45 AM Pacific Time
  • Trial of former Sheriff Mike Carona - Orange County Register

    10/30/2008 4:25:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 506+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | multiple | multiple
    Lots of current stories. Wow. What a jerk. Click on the link and read.
  • Carona to resign (Orange County Sheriff HAS resigned)

    01/14/2008 8:00:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies · 126+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 14, 2008 | Peggy Lowe
    Sheriff Mike Carona announced his resignation today “with a heavy heart,” saying it would be best for the department and the county if he was not distracted while defending himself against federal public corruption charges...
  • Sheriff forced to quit Homeland Security Task Force (Carona of OC)

    11/16/2007 12:08:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies · 180+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 15, 2007 | Norberto Santana Jr. and Tony Saavedra
    Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona has resigned from a prominent federal Homeland Security task force and lost his security clearance after a federal indictment against him was unsealed, Homeland Security officials said Thursday...
  • (Sheriff) Carona and wife answer questions (Orange County, CA)

    10/30/2007 8:52:52 PM PDT · by TheDon · 3 replies · 147+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 30, 2007 | LARRY WELBORN
    Sheriff Mike Carona ... gave five-minute interviews to two dozen print, radio and television reporters today. ... Here are their statements and the answers to the questions the attorneys allowed: Mike Carona: Last week, my department and I spent long hours working with our colleagues in law enforcement and the fire service, battling the fires that devastated Orange County. Today, I find myself in a firestorm of a different type. This is not a complex matter. Simply put, I have NEVER misused the office of the sheriff of Orange County for personal gain. Any fair review of the evidence can...
  • Sheriff, wife, former 'mistress' ordered to pay bail; will be released later (Carona of OC)

    10/31/2007 5:00:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies · 30+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 31, 2007 | Peggy Lowe
    Sheriff Mike Carona and his wife Debbie, both in handcuffs, were ordered to pay $20,000 bail and will be released later today from federal lockup...
  • Sheriff Carona indicted on public corruption charges (Orange County, CA)

    10/30/2007 12:27:45 PM PDT · by TheDon · 11 replies · 426+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 30, 2007 | PEGGY LOWE and LARRY WELBORN
    Sheriff Mike Carona, his wife and a woman identified as his "longtime mistress" have been indicted on charges of public corruption by a federal grand jury, The Orange County Register has learned. Orange County's top lawman has been charged with seven felony counts that he illegally accepted money, high-priced gifts and tickets to exclusive sporting events, and made loans to his girlfriend in exchange for favors, according to an indictment expected to be unsealed today. Carona's former top aide, George Jaramillo, in a separate agreement, pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion and corruption charges in March and assisted the FBI...
  • O.C. Sheriff Carona indicted (Orange County, CA)

    10/29/2007 10:49:28 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 45 replies · 677+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10.30.07 | Christine Hanley, H.G. Reza and Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into allegations that he misused his office for financial gain, law enforcement officials said Monday. The indictment, filed under seal, is expected to be made public soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday, officials said. Carona's longtime political advisor and attorney, Michael Schroeder, said federal authorities had not questioned the sheriff, nor officially informed him that he was the target of a federal investigation. Schroeder, who was in Amsterdam on business, also said that rumors of the investigation had not distracted Carona from...
  • 639 arrestees flagged for immigration violations

    03/22/2007 8:37:16 AM PDT · by Irontank · 7 replies · 350+ views
    OCRegister ^ | March 22, 2007
    Ten percent of people arrested and sent to the Orange County Jail from Jan. 19 to Feb. 25 were flagged for possible immigration violations, according to statistics the Orange County Sheriff's Department released Wednesday. Jail deputies booked a total of 6,160 people through the Intake Release Center during that time. Of those, deputies interviewed 956 foreign nationals and detained 639 of them for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Of those detained for ICE, 56 were held for aggravated felonies, 425 for felonies and 214 for misdemeanors. The numbers are for the first month of a program that certified deputies to perform...
  • O.C. near new policing role [Illegals - CA]

    02/05/2006 11:11:06 AM PST · by ncountylee · 6 replies · 442+ views
    ocregister ^ | February 5, 2006 | PEGGY LOWE and BRIAN MARTINEZ
    Orange County is poised to become the first local jurisdiction in the nation to have a hybrid, large-scale plan that calls for its law-enforcement officers to assume federal immigration powers over criminal foreign nationals. Sheriff Mike Carona's department, the county's principal police agency, has a draft contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that is expected to be approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors this month. Although one city, Costa Mesa, has jumped in behind the Sheriff's Department and is working with federal authorities, most Orange County cities are reluctant to change decades-long policies that leave citizenship checks...
  • A Sheriff's Rising Star Is Dimmed by Scandal (Carona of Orange County)

    01/21/2006 2:30:47 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies · 1,722+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | Christine Hanley and Paul Pringle
    Scandals and controversies have clouded Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona's public and private lives, dimming the prospects of a man whose political future once seemed unlimited.
  • CA: OC reserve sheriff's deputy suspended, faces more charges over dispute on golf course

    08/05/2005 1:09:46 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 16 replies · 634+ views
    SANTA ANA – An Orange County sheriff's reserve deputy has been suspended from duty after he was arrested for allegedly flashing his badge, pulling a gun and threatening to kill a group of golfers at a Chino Hills course. Raymond Yi, a reserve deputy since 2002 and Sheriff Michael Carona's martial arts instructor, turned in his badge and his department-issued gun Tuesday. Prosecutors in San Bernardino County said Thursday that the charges against Yi will now include two counts each of assault with a firearm and making criminal threats. He had been initially charged with brandishing a firearm, a misdemeanor....
  • O.C. Sheriff Made Donors His Deputies

    05/26/2005 3:08:34 AM PDT · by bd476 · 10 replies · 502+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2005 | Christine Hanley
    Friends, relatives were also among the 86 who received badges, even though some lacked training. Carona says there was no public risk. Shortly after he took office, Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona and one of his top assistants deputized 86 friends, relatives, political contributors and others, giving them badges, powers of arrest and in some cases guns — despite the fact that none had background investigations and some had not been fully trained. Three years later, the state's Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training removed all 86 of the reserve deputies from California's peace officer database, which meant...