On the 4th of April, 2003, the Irvine Valley College Foundation issued this press release:
...The Board of Governors of the Irvine Valley College Foundation announced today that Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona will be the guest of honor at the annual IVC Foundation Awards Dinner, to be held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel … The theme of this year’s dinner will be “Securing the Future.” “We are proud to announce that Sheriff Carona will receive our Hometown Hero Award and will be acknowledged for his contribution to the community” ….
Proud? How come? Everybody knew by then that Mike Carona is a corrupt rat bastard. He’s part of that awful Fuentes/Schroeder crowd, which includes the county’s corrupt DA, among others. (Former OC GOP chief Tom Fuentes has been a trustee of the South Orange County Community College District—which oversees IVC and Saddleback College—since July of 2000.)
The “Orange County mafia” (see The man who sued his own mother) is a group of right-wing Republicans that spend their time playing political hard-ball, or worse—lots worse. Plus they like to give each other prizes and opportunities to “lead" the moronic Republican masses.
We last saw OC mafioso Carona at IVC during its solemn “9-11” commemoration more than a month ago. (See pics.) At the time, people fell over each other praising this man and his words—which, in truth, were shit.
Especially Tom Fuentes.
Well, as you know, Mike was indicted today (O.C. sheriff indicted on corruption charges will not resign), along with his wife and former mistress.