Turns out former Sheriff Mike Carona is not only A delinquent, but now is just plain delinquent as well.
The ex-Sheriff resigned in order to legally accept an offer of free legal assistance to help face the massive FBI allegations piled upon him. Otherwise the help would have been just another one of many gifts that supporters have piled upon the Sheriff over the years; him and his Debbies.
Mr. Carona was scheduled to give testimony in court on Jan. 8 in a matter relating to overtime pay. It seems the Sheriff's Department expected deputies to work during their lunch hour without overtime pay, among other matters I don't really care about. What I care about is that Carona didn't show. Mikey No-Show.
Anyhoo, yesterday I found this info easy but today it's almost impossible to come across, at least not through Google News. Has someone been scouring the internet making it difficult to discover damning information about our damned Sheriff? Conspiratorial ... but possible.
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Read the information I extracted from the trusted German news resource, www.ad-hoc-news.de
Below THAT is the press release from the deputies' legal counsel, Jackson DeMarco Tidus Petersen Peckenpaugh.
Carona Violates Court Order by Skipping Deposition; Deputies Will Compel Testimony and Seek Sanctions Unless Sworn Testimony is Forthcoming Carona Violates Court Order by Skipping Deposition; Deputies Will Compel Testimony and Seek Sanctions Unless Sworn Testimony is ForthcomingSANTA ANA, Calif.CA-JACKSON-DEMARCO-TIDUS
Aktuelle Nachrichten - veröffentlicht durch ad-hoc-news.de: Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Michael Carona failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition on Jan. 8 in a civil suit brought by deputies seeking unpaid overtime, and attorneys for the deputies are working with representatives of the county to secure his testimony.
Failing an expedited informal resolution with the county?s lawyers, the deputies will Ask the federal court to compel Carona?s testimony and impose sanctions against him for his violation of the court order.
AAAAAAAAND here's the press release from the deputies' legal counsel, Jackson DeMarco Tidus Petersen Peckenpaugh.
Carona Violates Court Order by Skipping Deposition; Deputies Will Compel Testimony and Seek Sanctions Unless Sworn Testimony is Forthcoming Tuesday January 15, 1:32 pm ET
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Michael Carona failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition on Jan. 8 in a civil suit brought by deputies seeking unpaid overtime, and attorneys for the deputies are working with representatives of the county to secure his testimony.
Failing an expedited informal resolution with the county’s lawyers, the deputies will ask the federal court to compel Carona’s testimony and impose sanctions against him for his violation of the court order.
Carona failed to appear at the deposition despite the ruling by U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Nakazato in October 2007 that denied a protective order sought by the county to prevent Carona’s deposition from going forward at all. Judge Nakazato ruled that the plaintiffs are “entitled to discover the nature and scope of [Sheriff Carona’s] information, and to determine the extent to which the Sheriff actually approved or disapproved of the underlying overtime policy on behalf of his agency.” Judge Nakazato thus ordered that Carona’s deposition proceed, and the Jan. 8 date was agreed upon by all parties, including Carona.
“We want to ask him about the department’s policies and practices regarding payment of overtime,” said Gregory G. Petersen, chair of Jackson DeMarco Tidus Petersen Peckenpaugh’s complex litigation department and counsel for the deputies. “As the head of the department, the buck stops with him and his testimony is critical.”
Carona’s failure to appear comes on the heels of a key preliminary victory for the deputies. Late last month, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac Carney broadened the scope of the deputies’ lawsuit, approving for collective action certification the claim that the County has systematically failed to pay deputies for working through lunch breaks and other meal periods. That ruling included the granting of a second two-month “opt-in” period for current and former deputies to join the suit. Currently, about 650 deputies have joined the lawsuit, alleging that the department knowingly failed to pay overtime for work-related activities before and after shifts. The second opt-in period will begin shortly. Petersen expects many more deputies will have the opportunity to join the suit.
“Our investigation indicates that many deputies consider the meal period issue to be central to their claims,” Petersen noted. “We expect Judge Carney’s ruling to substantially broaden the class size in this action.”
Jackson DeMarco Tidus Petersen Peckenpaugh, headquartered in Irvine with a second office in Westlake Village, is recognized as a preeminent California full service law firm, providing practical legal advice and representation in business and corporate law, employment law, litigation, real estate, common interest subdivision, land use and environmental regulation, construction law, immigration, and intellectual property. JDTPP represents business and corporate clients in key California industries, including software and technology; real estate development; life sciences; oil and energy; manufacturing; transportation and distribution; finance; agriculture; fitness; and hospitality; as well as public employee associations and their members, and government entities. More information is at www.jdtplaw.com.
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