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Court denies ex-OC Sheriff Carona's appeals

Former OC Sheriff Michael Carona is closer to prison after a federal judge upheld his conviction on witness tampering.
January 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona is a step closer to prison after a federal judge upheld his conviction on witness tampering.Carona was sentenced to five and a half years in prison in his 2009 corruption trial.

He appealed, arguing prosecutors acted unethically by arranging a secretly videotaped conversation with a former law-enforcement official.

Carona also claimed he had been charged under the wrong federal statute.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected both arguments.

That court set a January 25 hearing to discuss Carona's surrender.


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