"I'm sure it's memorable."
--Sassy defense lawyer Jeffrey Rawitz on a Newport Beach cop's recollections today about Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo wearing a "Hawaiian shirt" over his uniform while trying to block a 2002 police investigation into the videotaped gang rape of an unconscious minor during a high school party at the home of Don Haidl, another of Mike Carona's assistant sheriff's. Carona, who is close to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is on trial for a series of seedy public corruption charges following an FBI investigation that nabbed the county's onetime top cop attempting to cover-up cash bribes he received from Haidl, a wealthy businessman who became an assistant sheriff after helping Carona steal the 1998 election. Carona resigned in January, but unlike Jaramillo, refuses to admit he abused his public office.
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(R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly)