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Report: Carona's wife skimmed free tickets

April 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
State officials are looking into allegations that members of the Orange County Fair Board gave themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in free tickets to concerts.The Orange County Register reports that Fair Director Deborah Carona, the wife of former Sheriff Michael Carona, took the most tickets over the past two years.

The paper says the board was warned about the handouts.

The state is considering withholding the fair's budget if the fair doesn't come into compliance.


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