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October 1, 2004 | Christine Hanley and H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writers
Former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo ignored Orange County lawyers' advice when he used department resources to stage demonstrations for a private company, not only by collecting thousands of dollars as a consultant but also putting himself in a position to earn more than $640,000 if the company were sold, Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas said Thursday.
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February 10, 2014 | By David Zahniser
A San Fernando Valley businessman who admitted to illegally reimbursing campaign contributors during the 2011 municipal election faces a $45,000 fine from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Juan Carlos Jaramillo, 52, has already agreed to pay the proposed penalty, which stems from his fundraising activities in support of Rudy Martinez, who lost to City Councilman Jose Huizar. The Ethics Commission must decide Thursday whether to impose the fine or seek a different penalty.
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January 19, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Former Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo and his sister-in-law pleaded not guilty in a corruption case Tuesday after failing to get the charges against them dropped or amended.
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September 23, 2013
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September 30, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford ordered former Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons in 45 days and to pay a $50,000 fine for scheming to defraud the public of honest services and filing a false tax return. Jaramillo pleaded guilty in March 2007 to honest services mail fraud and filing a false tax return. He agreed to cooperate with the government in its investigation of then-Sheriff Michael S. Carona. Jaramillo was sentenced two weeks ago to 27 months in prison.
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October 3, 2004 | Dana Parsons
As scandals go, the one surrounding former Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo makes less sense than most. I don't mean to sound disappointed over that; it's just that you'd think corruption in high places would involve a labyrinthian trail of deceit and diabolical cunning. Instead, the charges against Jaramillo involve alleged misdeeds that were right out there in the open. Which, so far, sounds like Jaramillo's defense.
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October 9, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
A man who purportedly made his living as a "coyote"--someone who smuggles illegal aliens into the United States--went on trial in San Fernando Superior Court Tuesday on charges of kidnaping two children to scare their mother into paying an extra $300 for his services. Jose A. Jaramillo, 41, is charged with two counts of kidnaping for the purpose of extortion for the alleged abduction on April 24 of Opolinar Orosko, 7, and his brother, Salvador, 5.
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June 13, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Speaking softly but decisively, state Sen. Joseph B. Montoya (D-Whittier) and his former aide, Amiel A. Jaramillo, pleaded innocent in federal court Monday to charges of using their public offices for extortion and racketeering. After their arraignment together, the two read terse statements expressing confidence that they will ultimately be found not guilty, but they refused to answer questions. Surrounded by staff, friends and family, Montoya said he would "vigorously defend my innocence during these court proceedings."
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July 21, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
A crucial videotape to be used in prosecuting Sen. Joseph B. Montoya on federal extortion, racketeering and money-laundering charges shows him accepting a $3,000 check from an undercover FBI agent--a payment made to the senator just for attending the meeting, Montoya's attorney acknowledged Thursday. However, the attorney, Michael S. Sands of Sacramento, contended that the tape will not prove damaging to the Whittier Democrat.
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October 1, 1999 | From Times Staff Writers
The mother of late Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against her son-in-law, Al Joyner, in what she said is part of an escalating family dispute over control of the famed runner's legacy.
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September 30, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford ordered former Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons in 45 days and to pay a $50,000 fine for scheming to defraud the public of honest services and filing a false tax return. Jaramillo pleaded guilty in March 2007 to honest services mail fraud and filing a false tax return. He agreed to cooperate with the government in its investigation of then-Sheriff Michael S. Carona. Jaramillo was sentenced two weeks ago to 27 months in prison.
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September 15, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
A onetime assistant sheriff and trusted aide of convicted former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison for scheming to defraud the public of honest services and filing a false tax return. In a voice husky with emotion, George Jaramillo apologized to the court and said, "I am here to say that I am profoundly sorry for what I have done. While I did not set out to commit crimes, my cavalier and irresponsible mode . . . was criminal." Carona appointed Jaramillo as assistant sheriff in 1999 and fired him in March 2004, after rumors spread that a federal investigation of the Sheriff's Department was underway.
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June 20, 2009 | My-Thuan Tran
A former Orange County assistant sheriff who was fired and sent to jail in a perjury conviction is in line to get a big pay day -- about three years of back pay with benefits for wrongful termination. The tentative ruling in the wrong termination case was issued Friday by Orange County Superior Court Judge Andrew Banks.
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April 24, 2009 | Christine Hanley
An assistant Orange County sheriff who was fired and charged with perjury and spent a year in jail may be in line to get $750,000 in taxpayer money for wrongful termination. George Jaramillo, who was referred to as the "pickpocket" and the "The Great Satan" during former Sheriff Michael S.
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December 10, 2008 | Christine Hanley, Hanley is a Times staff writer
On the witness stand, George Jaramillo has been described as everything from a pickpocket to Satan, a one-time cop with a law degree who appeared thoroughly corrupted by sex, money and power. The former assistant sheriff of Orange County also was expected to be a star government witness at the trial of his former boss Michael S. Carona, who was the county's three-term sheriff until his indictment last year.
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November 25, 2008 | DANA PARSONS
George Jaramillo isn't on trial, but the former assistant Orange County sheriff has been taking his lumps in the federal courtroom where jurors are listening to the government's corruption case against his former boss, Mike Carona. It seems that just about every time jurors hear something unflattering about Carona, Jaramillo's name also pops up. And sometimes, even when the testimony doesn't seem to damage Carona.
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October 1, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The mother of Olympic sprint champion Florence Griffith Joyner filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week against her son-in-law, Al Joyner, in what she said is part of an escalating family dispute over control of the famed runner's legacy. The four-page complaint includes few specific allegations other than the charge that Joyner failed to "exercise reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risk of harm" to his wife and that "harmful or offensive touching" caused her death.
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February 3, 2007 | Dana Parsons
George Jaramillo was nothing if not smooth. Smart guy, lawyer, spokesman for a police department, a No. 2 guy in the Orange County Sheriff's Department, an honoree of the county's Human Relations Commission. A future sheriff, perhaps. Pretty impressive career arc. That was then. In the present tense, Jaramillo has smoothed himself into the better part of a year in jail, after apparently thinking he could slide one more fast one past everybody.
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November 1, 2008 | Christine Hanley, Hanley is a Times staff writer.
The couple who were arguably closer than anyone to former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona and his wife took center stage at his corruption trial Friday. Former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo and Lisa Jaramillo were part of Carona's inner circle since his first campaign for sheriff in 1998: George ran the campaign and Lisa was chief fundraiser. And they did just about everything with the Caronas for the next six years.
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