Mike Carona Says Millionaire Giving Bribes Bought Nothing
"Uniforms, jackets, badges, guns, cuffs, belt, ammo, car--a black Crown Victoria with lights and siren . . . [and] three stars on my collar which means I'm second command to the sheriff."
--Ex-Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl testifying today about some of the things Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona gave him for illegally funding his rise to sheriff in 1998. Carona, who resigned in January after his arrest, is on trial in a federal corruption case. (R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly)