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November 15, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County district attorney's office is investigating donations made to the political campaign of a lieutenant who is trying to unseat his boss, two-term sheriff Michael S. Carona The investigation has fueled outrage among Lt. William Hunt and his supporters, who see the probe as being politically motivated. Carona is up for reelection next year, and the race has divided the department.
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April 6, 2006 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A Newport Beach businessman accused of using a stock scam to funnel illegal campaign donations to Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona says in legal papers that the county's top lawman was aware of the activity. Charles H. Gabbard, the founder of CHG Safety Technologies Inc., made the accusation in court papers filed this week in a legal battle over ownership of his company. CHG lawyer John Gladych said Carona, among others, had to be aware of the scheme.
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May 21, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge has suspended campaign expenditures by the Orange County deputy sheriff's association on behalf of Santa Ana Police Chief Paul M. Walters, who is running for sheriff against Marshal Michael S. Carona. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled late Tuesday that the union committed "acts that are probably prohibited" by state law.
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November 23, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Although Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona spent years crusading for the reinstatement of scores of reserve deputies he appointed without proper background checks or training, only a handful want to get back in good standing. The reserve deputies, many of them political allies of Carona, had been removed from the state's list of peace officers because of unresolved background and training issues.
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November 30, 2006 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County sheriff's lieutenant who challenged Sheriff Michael S. Carona in this year's heated primary election is appealing the department's decision to demote him for statements he made during the campaign and other allegations of unprofessional conduct. Lt. Bill Hunt on Wednesday said his lawyer sent a letter Nov. 9 to the sheriff's internal affairs division asking for an administrative hearing, the first step in the grievance process for county employees.
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May 8, 2008 | Christine Hanley and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Noting that even high-profile cases like Watergate were not relocated, federal prosecutors argued Wednesday that a fair and impartial Orange County jury could be found for the trial of former Sheriff Michael S. Carona, despite pretrial publicity including antics by a pair of Los Angeles radio hosts.
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March 26, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Christine Hanley and Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writers
A Mission Viejo company that sought Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona's help selling a high-tech police tool steered money from at least nine investors, and perhaps dozens more, into the sheriff's 2002 campaign fund -- in some cases without the donors' knowledge. The practice raises serious ethical questions and may be illegal, experts said.
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December 12, 2008 | Christine Hanley, Hanley is a Times staff writer.
A retired assistant sheriff testified Thursday that he did not recall the department releasing a drunk-driving defendant from jail at the request of Newport Beach millionaire Don Haidl, a key government witness who made the allegation in the corruption trial of former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona. Kim Markuson was one of five witnesses called by attorneys Brian A.
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November 27, 2008 | Christine Hanley, Hanley is a Times staff writer.
A fiery political watchdog in Orange County testified Wednesday that she schooled former Sheriff Michael S. Carona on campaign finance laws during his first run for office and warned him to look out for laundered contributions aimed at circumventing the local donor limit of $1,000. Shirley Grindle, a former aeronautics engineer who has devoted her retirement to enforcing county campaign rules, said she sat down with Carona in her living room in Orange on Jan.
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October 26, 2008 | Christine Hanley and Stuart Pfeifer, Hanley and Pfeifer are Times staff writers.
During nearly a decade as Orange County's sheriff, Michael S. Carona strove to maintain a polished image as a family-oriented, conservative and charismatic crime-fighter who could comfort victims and captivate crowds with his thoughtful words and reverent manner.
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