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October 31, 2007 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Flanked by two attorneys and a public relations advisor, Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona met with reporters one on one Tuesday, hours after he was named in a 10-count federal indictment accusing him of widespread corruption. The 20 or so reporters waiting outside his office were expecting to hear his side of the story. Each had a strictly enforced time limit of five minutes with the sheriff, just enough for two or three questions. And there was no shortage of potential questions.
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October 15, 2008 | Christine Hanley and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Attorneys for former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona revealed Tuesday that the government plans to present additional allegations against Carona during his upcoming corruption trial, and argued that they are entitled to the information before the trial later this month. Jeffrey Rawitz, one of Carona's attorneys, said the defense became aware of the allegations during pretrial discussions with prosecutors, and asked that details be turned over to them. Senior Assistant U.S. Atty.
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March 26, 2004 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
One of Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona's top assistants Thursday criticized a proposed initiative to take sales tax revenue from his department and give it to firefighters, a move that caused the firefighters union to accuse Carona of backing down from a campaign pledge and threatening their support for him. The Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn. supported Carona's campaign for sheriff in 1998, in part because he promised to support sharing sales tax revenue with firefighters.
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June 13, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
The chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors on Monday said he was satisfied that Sheriff Michael S. Carona had the legal authority to remove a campaign rival from his job as head of police services in San Clemente. William Campbell, after he and Supervisors Chris Norby and Lou Correa met separately with Carona, said that he urged the sheriff to publicly detail reasons for any action he might take against Lt. William Hunt.
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November 9, 2007 | Christine Hanley and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
When a paintball firm began exploring the idea of opening a range in Orange County, they turned to an unlikely source: Sheriff Michael S. Carona. After Carona met with the business partners, one of Carona's associates told them the sheriff would do his best to help out with the deal but that it would cost them thousands of dollars, according to a federal criminal indictment made public last week. So, the indictment says, the businessmen ponied up $25,000 for Carona's influence in landing a site.
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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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