Mike Carona is behind bars.
The former Orange County sheriff turned himself in at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Littleton, Colorado, this afternoon and will begin serving a five-and-a-half-year sentence, according to this post in the OC Weekly.
From the post:
“I believe justice has been done,” U.S. District Judge Andrew J. Guilford said during a brief hearing on Mike Carona’s surrender, which was held at the Reagan federal courthouse in Santa Ana.
Justice may not be done with the 55-year-old, however.
Despite Carona having lost one appeal aimed at keeping him out of prison, his attorneys have filed a petition seeking a rehearing or a hearing of the full panel of judges.
“He’s going to continue to pursue his appellate rights,” Brian Sun, Carona’s attorney, said outside the Santa Ana courtroom today, according to an Associated Press Report.
— DAVID WASHBURN