The Jury in the federal corruption trial for fromer OC Sheriff Mike Carona has found him not guilty on 5 of 6 charges. He was found guilty on one count of witness tampering.
There will be a press conference at 1:00 PM.
Statement by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens on the verdict in the trial of former Sheriff Mike Carona:
“The men and women of the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Department are relieved that the court proceedings have concluded. The charges served as a distraction to the outstanding work of the rank and file of this department. The department has initiated many changes; it is important that we all look toward the future.
“The residents and businesses we serve can rest assured that we remain focused on our core values of integrity without compromise, service above self, professionalism in the performance of duty and vigilance in safeguarding our community.”