And here’s the PDF: HT to Scott Moxley at OC Weekly and the LA Times.Ã‚Â Before you clikc on the transcript, please note that there are more F-bombs in here than in a typical scene from The Sopranos.
Some highlights from the transcripts as the Feds show a peak at their hand:
Haidl secretly recorded three conversations with Carona in 2007. The transcripts released today capture exchanges during the third and final meeting in August.On the tapes, prosecutors say, when discussing the cash payments, Carona tells Haidl that “unless there was a pinhole in your ceiling that evening” that he would falsely claim that he never got money from Haidl. “Pinhole,” prosecutors say, referred to a hidden camera.“I’m OK getting up on the stand and saying that,” Haidl tells Carona, according to the transcripts.
“It could be either one of us getting up on the stand and saying that,” Carona responds.
Later in the conversation, prosecutors say, Haidl and Carona are discussing whether the government would be able to trace the cash payments. At that point, according to the transcripts, Haidl tells Carona that “as long as our stories are straight, I’m OK, as long as I know there’s no trail anywhere.”
“No trail anywhere,” Carona responds.
“OK,” Haidl says.Ã‚Â
Wowee.Ã‚Â Now the Carona defense team is going to try and have the whole tapes business tossed out as inadmissable.Ã‚Â And even if they are successful in doing so, may I present a quote from Jon Fleischman, former spokeshole for the OCSD, before the BOS on Tuesday:Ã¢â‚¬Å“If the people in public office are doing wrong things..if they are taking money and inappropriately benefiting the people who gave them money. Shame on those office holders. They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Between the presidential primaries and the Carona trial this summer, we have much to look forward to this year.