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Carona asks judge to dismiss charges

October 23, 2008 12:11:33 PM PDT
Former Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona is asking a judge to dismiss all federal corruption charges against him. He's accusing prosecutors of misleading the grand jury with false testimony, and what he calls "outrageous government conduct." His defense team is also requesting to move the trial, which is expected to start Tuesday.

Carona is accused of trading access to his office in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and financial gifts.

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