"In plain terms, you have to do a little dance with politicians to get them to do what you want later. These two guys came in with 'For Sale' signs on them."
--Don Haidl, a used car business owner and eventual assistant sheriff who admits to a long history of trying to buy influence from politicians, testifying today in Mike Carona's federal corruption trial and outlining his first impressions of meeting Orange County sheriff's candidate Carona and his "sidekick," George Jaramillo, in March 1998.
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(R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly)