Perhaps it’s a curse to be crowned “America’s” darling. Larry King dubbed Orange County Sheriff Michael Carona “America’s Sheriff.” Now the former sheriff is sitting in federal court facing public corruption charges.
By Gillian Flaccus
Associated Press Writer
SANTA ANA, Calif. –The first witness in a federal corruption case against a former Orange County sheriff acknowledged Thursday that he knew it was illegal to launder campaign donations for the lawman but did it anyway.
The testimony came under cross-examination during the second day of the trial against Michael Carona, once the three-term head of the nation’s fifth-largest sheriff’s department. He was dubbed “America’s sheriff” by CNN’s Larry King for his unflinching pursuit of the killer of a 5-year-old girl.
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