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December 3, 2007 | Paul Pringle and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
Near the gravel pits and scrap yards of east Los Angeles County, Donald Haidl made his fortune auctioning road-weary cars and trucks from lease fleets and government motor pools. The sales paid for homes in Newport Beach and Las Vegas, a private plane and a yacht named Quickhammer, after its bid-calling owner. Even Haidl's office in the City of Industry, a stucco box overlooking cracked asphalt and barbed wire, had expensive touches, including a Jacuzzi and private dressing room.
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March 1, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
Lawyers for former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona made one of the most pivotal arguments in his corruption case Friday, asking a judge to prohibit jurors from hearing secret recordings in which Carona reportedly discussed hiding evidence that he illegally received cash and gifts. Carona's lawyers said the recordings should be excluded because federal law prohibits prosecutors from contacting a target who has an attorney, even through a third party.
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January 8, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona returned to work Monday after a self-imposed leave of absence, but did not create much of a buzz in department headquarters in Santa Ana. In fact, he did not visit his office at all, department officials said. Carona, who took two months off work to prepare for his June trial on federal corruption charges, announced through a spokesman last week that he would return Monday.
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September 21, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The state attorney general's office said Tuesday that it would investigate an allegation that Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona sexually assaulted a relative of a former assistant sheriff. Carona denied the accusation and asked Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer to investigate Erica Hill's assertion that she gave in to the sheriff's sexual advances to help her husband land a job with the Sheriff's Department.
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June 21, 2006 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
Orange County supervisors Tuesday retreated from tough talk against a law firm that had advised Sheriff Michael S. Carona to suspend a department veteran who ran against him in the June 6 election. Supervisors said last week that they wanted to review Fullerton-based Jones & Mayer's contract with the county and were told it could be canceled immediately. But after a hearing in which supervisors emphasized that they should have been informed about the firm's work, they took no action.
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November 2, 2007 | David Reyes and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona's indictment on seven federal charges continued to reverberate Thursday through the county political establishment and statewide law enforcement community, and pressure built for him to step aside. "I've got quite a few calls on it," said Chris Norby, chairman of the county Board of Supervisors, "and they're running overwhelmingly that there needs to be a change there in the department and that we need to get behind this.
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March 22, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Republican leaders have voted not to endorse beleaguered Sheriff Michael S. Carona for a third term, dealing a blow to his once high-flying political career. Carona, who will face three challengers in the June election, fell one vote shy of gaining the endorsement of the county's Republican central committee at its meeting Monday night.
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October 31, 2007 | Garrett Therolf and David Reyes, Times Staff Writers
Orange County's conservative mandarins, who for years voiced nearly unbridled support for Sheriff Michael S. Carona, were largely silent Tuesday. Only Supervisor John Moorlach issued a clear position -- a call for the county's top lawman to step down after being indicted on corruption charges by a federal grand jury. Carona on Tuesday denied any wrongdoing and vowed to stay in office.
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September 15, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona said Wednesday he would ask the state attorney general to investigate a woman's accusations that he sexually assaulted her four times during his first term in office -- a charge he said he "absolutely and categorically" denies. Carona, who appeared on KCBS-TV Channel 2 and other news programs Wednesday evening but did not speak with The Times, said he was "flabbergasted" by the accusations made Tuesday by Erica Hill.
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April 5, 2008 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Attorneys for former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona told a judge Friday that they want the corruption case moved outside Southern California, and possibly farther, because two radio shock jocks are trying to taint the jury pool. In arguing for a change of venue, Brian A. Sun cited segments of KFI-AM (640) radio's "John and Ken Show," during which the hosts encouraged potential jurors to lie their way onto the panel and convict Carona.
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