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Convicted Felon Mike Carona Free Pending Appeal

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rule that disgraced convicted felon ex-sheriff Mike Carona will be allowed to stay free pending appeal of his case.

The Register has the story here.

From the story: 

“A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Monday that Carona’s defense team has raised a substantial question of law or fact “that is likely to result in reversal, an order for a new trial, or a sentence that does not include a term of imprisonment.”

The panel – Circuit judges William C. Canby, Sidney R. Thomas and Sandra S. Ikuta – also noted that Carona, 54, is not likely to flee the jurisdiction and does not pose a danger to any person or the community if allowed to remain free on bail.”

Over at Navel Gazing, the OC Weekly’s blog, R. Scott Moxley, who did a stellar job in reporting on the disgraced ex-sheriff’s exploits wound up leading to the federal investigation and charges, suggests that married men in OC better watch out because their wives aren’t safe. 

Scott writes: “Unlike most felons, he’ll be allowed to remain free from serving his 66-month federal prison sentence until the appellate court reviews his claim that federal prosecutors cheated to win a conviction. Specifically, the ex-sheriff says it wasn’t fair that FBI and IRS agents secretly recorded him and an assistant sheriff discussing cash and gift bribes, ways to thwart a federal grand jury investigating his corruption, his conquests of women during work hours, his massive ego and his close friendships with a multitude of degenerate characters.

U.S. Department of Justice officials, who argued that Carona should begin his punishment on July 24, declined to comment on today’s ruling, according to agency spokesman Thom Mrozek.

Our apologies to married men throughout Southern California; your wives are not safe while the “Little Ex-Sheriff” roams free.”

I think a married woman who finds Carona “hot” has to have some pretty low standards; he no longer has the power that might have attracted a woman attracted to a guy like Mike.  How’s that personal relationship with Jesus Christ doing for Carona?