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Former sheriff assistant gets over $360K in lost wages

Ex- Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo will get over $360,000 in lost wages, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.

November 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo is entitled to more than $360,000 in lost wages and retirement income, a Santa Ana appeals court ruled Wednesday.

The three-judge panel found that Jaramillo has the right to the money after he was improperly fired by former Sheriff Michael Carona.

Jaramillo helped prosecutors investigate Carona, who is serving a 5 1/2 year jail sentence for witness tampering.

Jaramillo pleaded guilty to tax evasion and federal corruption charges in 2007.

County officials had argued he wasn't entitled to an administrative hearing before dismissal because he was charged with state and federal crimes.

The City News Service contributed to this report.