Okay, so — you might remember a few months back I said a couple of things about one Mr. Carona and his indictment. He had temporarily stepped aside in a bluff that fooled nobody, quietly returned a few days ago, and perhaps realized that what goodwill he had was even more spent than ever.
Sheriff Mike Carona announced his resignation today “with a heavy heart,” saying it would be best for the department and the county if he was not distracted while defending himself against federal public corruption charges.
Carona placed his announcement on the department’s Web site and is expected to meet with reporters later today.
“Although this is one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made, my family, my staff and my lawyers all believe that this is the right time to take my retirement,” Carona said. “This action will permit me to focus on vindicating my name and refuting the false charges which have been made against me and my wife.”
Have fun with that!
The announcement is here, but I think you’ll probably get more fun comments over at the OC Weekly, as ever.
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