The LA Times reports today that disgraced and convicted felon ex-sheriff Mike Carona might be looking at more than six years behind bars if the judge follows the probation office sentencing guidelines.
This detail was revealed in a footnote in court documents filed yesterday.Â From the story:
The probation report has been sealed. But the recommendation that Carona serve 78 months in federal prison was revealed in a footnote of a motion filed by prosecutors in response to attempts by Caronaâ€™s attorneys to have the conviction thrown out.
Carona was convicted of one count of felony witness tampering in January and acquitted of five other felony charges related to allegations that he misused the powers of his office to enrich himself and others, including his wife and a longtime mistress.
The witness tampering charge relates to Carona’s attempts to have former Assistant Sheriff Don Haidl lie to a grand jury that was investigating the sheriff’s administration.