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Rick Rizzolo

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Mike Carona's Dirty Vegas Strip Club Pal Whines about Prison Punishment

    ​I was reminded this morning of how far Orange County law enforcement has advanced since the arrest and imprisonment of corrupt Sheriff Mike Carona, the duplicitous character who once dominated local politics.Sandra Hutchens now heads California's second largest sheriff's department and has polish ... More >>

  • News

    July 24, 2008
  • News

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Ex-Sheriff's Dept. Officials Create Bold, New Firm!

    Over at the Orange County Register, ace reporter Peggy Lowe writes tonight on Orange County Sheriff's Department blog news that two of indicted ex-Sheriff Mike Carona's Yes Folks (YF) quit today: assistant sheriffs Jo Ann Galisky and Steve Bishop. Somehow the third and final major YFer embarrassme ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 27, 2007

    Letters

    A year to remember

  • Features

    December 27, 2007

    A Tale of Two Tapes

    2007: A year to remember

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2007

    Carona's dirty but Is Lou Correa retarded?

    In preparation for an upcoming corruption story, I’ve been reviewing dozens of files I’ve maintained for nine years on Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured at a Newport Beach bar celebrating with Rick Rizzolo, a convicted felon tied to the Chicago Mafia and a man who thought so much of our sherif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Truthiness About Carona Revealed!

    Turns out our Scott Moxley had everything wrong about Sheriff Carona, according to the DC-based news source Prime Legitimate News. The pictures between Carona and Las Vegas mobster Rick Rizzolo? Carona "went undercover as a corrupt cop" in "an undercover police uniform pretending to party, accept la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    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 al ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 25, 2007

    Letters

    "You had me with you until your last paragraphy where you wrote: 'His balls were much, much bigger than any of ours.' "

  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Fourth Sheriff Carona Pal Convicted of Crimes

    Joseph G. Cavallo grew up poor in tough New Jersey neighborhoods, graduated from law school, made himself nationally famous as a California criminal-defense lawyer who earned millions of dollars. He owns an Orange County mansion, a small Caribbean island and a fleet of luxury cars Mike Tyson would e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2007

    Sheriff Loses Battle To End Federal Case

    A U.S. District Court in Los Angeles has refused Sheriff Michael S. Carona’s demand to dismiss a First Amendment complaint filed by former Carona challenger, ex-sheriff’s Lt. William Hunt, according to a press release issued this morning by Silver, Hadden, Silver, Wexler & Levine. Hunt attorne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises: Poor Mike Carona

    OC's Embarrassing Buford T. Justice: Law-enforcement helicopters and ground crews normally — blatantly — tail me. You should have seen them after I revealed that local cops had planted a handgun on a DUI suspect, after I wrote about a cop who ejaculated on a female motorist in Laguna Beach, and ... More >>

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Kissing the Pinky Ring

    Newport Beach barbecue honors racketeer heading to federal prison

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Angry Asian Rap Stalls Case

    VA Tech murders give OC Sheriff pal excuse

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Va Tech Murders Give OC Sheriff Pal Excuse

    At the insistence of John Barnett, OC 's legendary defense lawyer, a San Bernardino County judge refused to allow opening statements Monday in the jury trial of Raymond K. Yi, a former OC reserve deputy who faces six felony charges for a 2005 gun-related temper tantrum on a golf course. Barnett, fa ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Blazing Saddles!

    Sheriff Carona takes his posse on a European tour

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    Election Results

    Since the world didn't live up to the expectations of nervous Christians and end yesterday, we now have to turn our attention to counting the ballots from yesterday's primary. (Lazy goddamn Antichrist, always making more work for me...) Matt Coker's bold electoral prediction proved corrected. Asses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    Carona Camp Claiming Victory; No runoff necessary

    Sheriff Mike "Calamity" Carona's campaign officials are claiming the two-term sheriff will easily surpass the 50 percent plus one vote requirement tonight. If true, that outcome would negate the need for a runoff in November. And the man who once promised he'd seek no more than two terms would get h ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Department of Homeland Stupidity

    Master of Disasters Mike Carona breached secret anti-terrorism plans

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Someone Needs New Underwear

    Orange County Sheriff's Debate

  • Columns

    May 4, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    April 26 - May 2

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    "This Is Unacceptable Behavior"

    Web Exclusive! Veteran cop Ralph Martin calls on sheriff to resign after mob ties documented

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    'Dirty, Stupid or Both'

    Never mind the photo: Sheriff Carona denies Mafia ties

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Fuhgeddaboutit

    Sheriff Caronas campaign claims amnesia on Vegas mob tie

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