The corruption case against the former Orange County lawman once dubbed "America's sheriff" opened this morning with federal prosecutors describing Michael S. Carona as a political manipulator whose ambitions were fueled by power and greed. Defense lawyers fired back that it was the government's star witnesses who had tried to "scam" money.
Video: MD Trooper Candidate with Cerebral Palsy Graduates to Become Third Generation of Officer in Family
Derek Harper will become a third-generation state trooper as his father Sgt. David Harper will be waiting for him at the end of the stage to pin a gold badge on his uniform. His father is a 28-year veteran of the state police.