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March 28, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER and JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher who faces three felony charges alleging campaign fraud will be allowed to travel to New Zealand with her boss, a judge ruled Wednesday. "The congressman cannot run his office without staff," Superior Court Judge David O. Carter said during a brief hearing. The aide, Rhonda J. Carmony, 25, "won't be too hard to find anyplace in the world. Neither will Congressman Rohrabacher," Carter said. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 28, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Republican leader Scott Baugh agreed Tuesday to pay a civil fine of $47,900 for nine violations of the state Political Reform Act, ending a political misconduct case that began with Baugh's election in 1995.
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February 27, 1997 | ANNA CEKOLA and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a stern lecture to both sides in the election fraud prosecution of GOP activist Rhonda Carmony, Superior Court Judge David O. Carter on Wednesday defended the integrity of the judge hearing the criminal case and encouraged the lead prosecutor to step aside. The rebuke came during a hearing to choose a judge to decide whether the district attorney's office should recuse itself from the case.
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September 6, 1998
I enjoyed reading Haydee V. Tillotson's Aug. 23 letter of response to the false and politically motivated attacks aimed at her and Dist. Atty. Mike Capizzi by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) regarding Assemblyman Scott Baugh's alleged violations of state election laws. Tillotson responded to Rohrabacher's accusations with facts and without lowering herself to name-calling and character assassination (more than could be said of Rohrabacher). Rohrabacher's wife, Rhonda Carmony, and others have pleaded guilty to state election law violations committed during Baugh's first campaign.
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June 6, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Under vigorous cross-examination, a former aide to Garden Grove Assemblyman Curt Pringle insisted Thursday that he never checked with his superiors before taking part in a scheme to place a decoy Democrat on the ballot in a crucial election in 1995.
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March 4, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge Frank F. Fasel has been chosen to decide whether the Orange County district attorney's office should be disqualified from prosecuting GOP political aide Rhonda J. Carmony, who faces trial on charges of election law violations. Carmony's trial, which was set to begin Monday, was delayed after Superior Court Judge David O. Carter disqualified himself last week from handling any further matters involving Carmony's case.
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February 26, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge ruled Tuesday the Orange County district attorney's office does not have to disclose internal information that led to the filing of felony charges against Republican Party activist Rhonda J. Carmony, accused of wrongdoing in 1995's special recall election in the 67th Assembly District. Her attorney, Creighton Laz, wanted prosecutors to reveal the details of their discussions about the case against Carmony.
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March 11, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When an attorney for GOP political aide Rhonda J. Carmony filed a pretrial motion a few months ago, he simply asked that Dist. Atty. Michael Capizzi be disqualified from prosecuting his client on election law violations. But the recusal motion has had an apparently unintended effect: So far four judges have been removed or disqualified themselves from ruling on the issue. The fourth, Superior Court Judge Frank F. Fasel, removed himself Monday, giving no explanation for his decision.
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November 1, 1996
A judge on Thursday set a Dec. 16 trial date for two GOP political aides accused of campaign wrongdoing stemming from last year's 67th Assembly District special election. Rhonda Carmony is charged with three felonies for allegedly helping orchestrate the illegal circulation of petitions on behalf of a decoy Democratic candidate in the election. Maureen Werft faces two felonies for her alleged role in the November 1995 election.
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September 6, 1998
I enjoyed reading Haydee V. Tillotson's Aug. 23 letter of response to the false and politically motivated attacks aimed at her and Dist. Atty. Mike Capizzi by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) regarding Assemblyman Scott Baugh's alleged violations of state election laws. Tillotson responded to Rohrabacher's accusations with facts and without lowering herself to name-calling and character assassination (more than could be said of Rohrabacher). Rohrabacher's wife, Rhonda Carmony, and others have pleaded guilty to state election law violations committed during Baugh's first campaign.
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October 30, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Republican campaign aide on trial for alleged political misconduct in a controversial 1995 special election pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single misdemeanor in another case involving a 1992 Diamond Bar City Council race. Rhonda Carmony, 26, was sentenced to three years of informal probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $13,500.
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September 15, 1997 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Two years after being elected to the Legislature, Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday on allegations that he purposely misreported tens of thousands of dollars in contributions and loans from that campaign. Baugh is charged with five felony perjury counts and 13 misdemeanor violations of the Campaign Reform Act for allegedly falsifying five campaign and officeholder financial disclosure forms.
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August 2, 1997 | THAO HUA
A new trial is set to start Dec. 1 for Republican campaign aide Rhonda Carmony, who is accused of violating election laws by conspiring to put a decoy candidate on the ballot during the Doris Allen recall. Deputy Dist. Atty. Brent Romney said he had hoped for an earlier date, but Judge Francisco P. Briseno decided Friday that he could not fit it into his busy calendar until later in the year.
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August 1, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Deputy Dist. Atty. Brent Romney will ask a Superior Court judge today to set a new trial date for Republican campaign aide Rhonda Carmony, whose trial in June on three felony charges resulted with a hung jury. Romney said Thursday that he will ask Judge Francisco P. Briseno to set the new trial to begin after Carmony's Aug. 20 marriage to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). The couple are planning to be married at St. Etienne de Baigorry in the Basque region of France.
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June 28, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the felony trial of Republican campaign aide Rhonda Carmony after jurors deliberating her fate for three days declared themselves deadlocked but heavily leaning toward conviction. Carmony, 27, did not comment as she left the courtroom with her attorney, Creighton Laz. "Imagine sitting in trial for five weeks and getting this kind of a decision," Laz said. "We thought we had a good chance to win." Assistant Dist. Atty.
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June 28, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the felony trial of Republican campaign aide Rhonda Carmony after jurors deliberating her fate for three days declared themselves deadlocked in favor of conviction. Carmony, 27, didn't comment as she left the courtroom with her attorney, Creighton Laz. "Imagine sitting in trial for five weeks and getting this kind of a decision," Laz said. "We thought we had a good chance to win." Assistant Dist. Atty. Brent Romney said his office will decide by Aug.
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April 18, 1996 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The trial of Republican activist Rhonda Carmony on misdemeanor charges stemming from a 1991 City Council race in Diamond Bar was indefinitely postponed Wednesday at the request of her attorney. Attorney Creighton Laz said the pending trial on six misdemeanor violations of the state Political Reform Act should be subordinate to the three felony election fraud charges she faces.
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June 6, 1996
A top aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) faces a July 16 trial on charges she violated the state's Political Reform Act in 1991. Municipal Judge William Evans set the trial date Wednesday in the case against Rhonda Carmony, Rohrabacher's campaign manager. Carmony, 26, is charged with seven misdemeanors for her alleged role in the production of a campaign mailer used to attack a Diamond Bar City Council member who was running for reelection.
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June 27, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jury deliberations will continue today in the trial of GOP campaign aide Rhonda Carmony, accused of violating election laws during a November 1995 special election that was critical for Republican control of the state Assembly. The jury met for about seven hours Thursday, spending much of the afternoon listening to a clerk read back testimony from Laurie Campbell.
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June 26, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday dismissed a juror from the panel deciding the fate of Republican campaign aide Rhonda Carmony, forcing the jury to start deliberations again from scratch. The removal came after an unexpected two-hour hearing in the felony trial of Carmony, 27, accused of breaking election laws by allegedly helping a spoiler Democrat qualify for the November 1995 special election, in which Assemblywoman Doris Allen (R-Cypress) was recalled.
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