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Ex-California Sheriff Surrenders for Prison Term

January 25, 2011  | 

Disgraced Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Michael Carona showed at a federal prison in Colorado to begin a 5-1/2-year prison term for witness tampering.

Carona, dubbed "America's Sheriff" in 2009, was Orange County's top cop before he was indicted, tried and convicted of trying to convince a former top aide to lie for him during a spreading federal investigation of corruption in the sheriff's department.

Carona was free on bond pending his appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this month, a three-judge panel threw out his appeal, reports the Orange County Register.

Read the full story at OCRegister.com.

Related:

Bad Cop: Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona

Tags: Officer Misconduct, Police Chiefs, Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff, Michael Carona


Comments (3)

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Ah2bacop @ 1/25/2011 8:32 PM

Sad, pride cometh before the fall. It could happen to any one of us. Remain humble brothers and sisters in LE. Corona needs our prayers. Be safe!

Larry Breazeale @ 1/29/2011 11:32 AM

"EX SHERIFF" of Orange County California- CORONA, is darn lucky he is ONLY getting 5-7 yrs. in prison! He deserves a whole lot MORE than that, in my opinion. It will be a cake-walk for him because, he will be doing his time in a "Federal" joint , with all kinds of 'counselors' and inmate clubs, programs, etc., at tax payers expense. CORONA is a typical example of a corrupt politician at the county level , in California. California is in the toilet due to all the other political opportunists from the ranks of the two corrupt major political parties...'the republicrats', in Sacramento. CORONA is a shameful example of the "waste-fraud & abuse" in government MINDSET. BILL HUNT would of been an excellant "pro-constitutional" Orange County Sheriff. America needs MORE BILL HUNT's, JOE ARPIO's, and Sheriff Mack's, to bring better INTEGRITY to the office of Sheriff. -Larry Breazeale, Msgt.,USAF Security Forces,Deputy Sheriff (So.Ca.) 27 yrs., retired, Nat. Chrm. National Veterans Coalition www.nvets.org (Vietnam/Desert Storm veteran)

Larry Breazeale @ 1/29/2011 11:40 AM

For the record, I am a "retired" Deputy Sheriff (27 yrs.) (So. Cal.)and a "retired" Master Sergeant, USAF Security Forces, 27 yrs. respectfully. (per the ABOVE prior comment, for clarification).

-Larry Breazeale, Nat. Chrm. NVC/CP www.nvets.org

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