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September 20, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
A high-profile criminal defense attorney filed a $5-million legal claim Monday, accusing Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona of bullying and threatening him for representing indicted former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo in a corruption case. In a written claim to the county clerk, Joseph G. Cavallo says the sheriff told him that if he continued to defend the former official, there would be "consequences for his lack of loyalty."
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February 7, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
A sheriff's lieutenant filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona, alleging Carona retaliated against him for supporting a rival in last year's race to be the county's top lawman. In his 22 years in the department, Jeff Bardzik rose steadily, the lawsuit says, until he announced his support for sheriff's Lt. Bill Hunt's effort to unseat Carona.
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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 30, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
Former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona talked to a former top assistant about "cleansing" the department's reserve-deputy files of information he did not want federal prosecutors to find, the government alleges in a court filing Thursday. The filing came in response to U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford's request that prosecutors provide more specific details about one of the witness-tampering charges in Carona's upcoming corruption trial.
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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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January 19, 2006 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The criminal case against a high-ranking Orange County sheriff's captain has been moved to Norwalk because she and several witnesses help provide security at county courthouses. The case against Capt. Christine Murray, who is accused of illegally soliciting campaign donations for Sheriff Michael S. Carona, will be heard by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Dewey Falcone, it was decided this week.
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