After federal prosecutors indicted Sheriff Mike Carona, his wife and top mistress on public-corruption charges in October, Carona not surprisingly declared himself "not guilty." H. Dean Steward, Carona's defense lawyer, added that the sheriff "is so anxious to fight these charges that we have to hold him back." David Wiechert, another Carona defense lawyer, described the case against the sheriff as a "witch-hunt." Mike Schroeder, Carona's political strategist, schmoozed reporters with descriptions of federal law-enforcement agents whose behavior was... More >>>