“They took me in the back door. They were good guys.”
–Millionaire Don Haidl explaining today in Sheriff Mike Carona's federal corruption trial that Carona had ordered the Dignitary Protection Unit of the Orange County Sheriff's Department to give him special, taxpayer-funded courthouse escorts during the early stages of the gang rape case against his son. Gregory Haidl and two other young men were eventually convicted of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl during a Newport Beach high school party at Haidl's house.
(R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly)