Ex OC Sheriff Mike Corona Loses Appeal – Will Likely Go to Prison

Former Sheriff Mike Corona - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

The Orange County Register reported yesterday that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the arguments of Corona’s attorneys that his conviction and sentence to 5 1/2 years in federal prision was flawed and should be overturned. The couirt said in its ruling:

“It does not appear to us that there was a violation of Rule 2-100 by the prosecutors in this case, but even if there had been, the district court’s decision to deny Carona’s motion to suppress and other requested relief was not an abuse of discretion,” the court wrote.

Judge Guilford has scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. Jan. 25 regarding Carona’s surrender date.