It was Haidl who recorded the sheriff’s efforts to craft lies for a federal grand jury investigating his activities. Having sat through the trial, it’s obvious to me that without Haidl’s undercover work, a two-faced sheriff may have evaded all convictions. And for that, I agree with Sagel: no prison time for Haidl when he’s finally punished in March. Dirty cops should never be comfortable that their partners in crime won’t someday reveal the truth.
Though sentenced to 66 months in prison, Carona remains free pending his appeal. George Jaramillo, Carona’s longtime best friend and second-in-command, is serving a 27-month sentence at a federal prison in Lompoc. Jaramillo admitted he and Carona took Haidl’s bribes.
ROHRABACHER ON THE BOTTOM AGAIN According to the most recent Federal Election Commission disclosure reports filed in Washington, D.C., Huntington Beach Congressman Dana Rohrabacher once again is the laziest campaign fund-raiser from Orange County’s congressional delegation. During the last three months of 2009, here’s the average daily contribution total for each representative: Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), $2,496; John Campbell (R-Irvine), $2,231; Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), $1,445; Ken Calvert (R-Ladera Ranch/Riverside), $1,056; Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), $25.
LEAST-IMPRESSIVE WAY OBAMA IS AIDING OC I’m not sure if it’s more disturbing that it takes federal money from Washington, D.C., to “adjust” manhole covers on a tiny section of Newport Avenue in north Tustin or that the task will cost taxpayers at least $11,550. County records show that the project will use funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed by President Barack Obama. At the time of its enactment in February 2009, this $787 billion piece of congressional legislation was hailed as vital for creating jobs.