The Orange County Weekly has the best comment on the Mike Carona Indictment Fest, in the form of a photo: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/crime-sex/oc-sheriff-carona-indicted-for/
Carona probably would have got away with lots more graft, incompetence, and poorly chosen drinking buddies if he hadn’t tried to help out an old buddy with a small case of videotaped underage gang rape. People get fussy.
Their Sheriff Carona Corruption Archive and Haidl Rape Case Archive are worth a browse for fans of Chandleresque corruption.
I hope the new regime at the Weekly doesn’t muzzle or drive out Moxley. Without him there wouldn’t be investigative journalism of any use in this county.
4 thoughts on “Film Noir, Newport Beach Style”
It sounds like just the awesomest to have this guy as a sherrif. How Lucky You Are!
That’s better than any of the Tammany stuff out of Low Life, which, by the way, is an excellent book.
We had a city councilman who was almost indicted under the Trading with the Enemy Act for his machine-tool deals with Iraq.
“Do I still smell like you?”
The sheriff said, “A lot! A lot! A lot! A lot! A lot! A lot!”