OC Sheriff Carona Indicted For Corruption After FBI Probe
Christine Hanley at the Los Angeles Times is reporting late night that Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured in a Newport Beach bar with convicted felon Rick Rizzolo, a Chicago Mafia associate) "has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into allegations that he misused his office for financial gain."
Larry Welborn and Peggy Lowe at the Orange County Register report tonight that George Jaramillo, Carona's handpicked ex-No. 2 at the department, secretly pleaded guilty in March in the same FBI corruption probe.
I could say, "I told you so," but I've just finished an 18-hour day of work. More on this historic news tomorrow.
Here are a few reminders that this media outlet told you what you needed to know first about Carona, recently named by the Weekly as one of the "scariest" people in OC:
-- R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly / Orange County Weekly
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