George Jaramillo, Ex-Orange County Assistant Sheriff, Loses $50,000 Fine Appeal

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Jaramillo & Carona: The good, ole days.....
Former Orange County Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo is once again a loser.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Jaramillo's contention that a $50,000 fine imposed during a corruption conviction by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford was vindictive.

Jaramillo served as second in command of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) during the soiled Sheriff Mike Carona regime that ended with Carona, Jaramillo and Don Haidl, a Rancho Cucamonga used car salesman who bought an assistant sheriff's job with bribes, all earning corruption convictions.

Jaramillo has already completed a state prison sentence and a federal prison sentence. Carona continues to serve his 66-month punishment in a Colorado federal prison. Haidl, who agreed to testify against Carona in exchange for no jail time, is dead.

In Jaramillo's case, Guilford made no secret of his opposition to the ex-assistant sheriff profiting in any way from criminal acts. Defense lawyers claimed that the judge acted unreasonably. But a three-judge federal appellate panel--Richard R. Clifton, Consuelo Maria Callahan and Arthur Lawrence Alarcon--wasn't impressed by the argument and noted Guilford followed sentencing rules.

Jaramillo signed a guilty plea for income tax evasion with federal prosecutors Brett Sagel and Ken Julian as well as investigating FBI and IRS criminal division agents.

The Carona/Jaramillo/Haidl era produced numerous revelations about the extent of corrupt inside the OCSD and, in particular, among the department's helicopter and plane units, which continue to operate government aircraft with no meaningful oversight.

Go HERE to read a key report on the Carona/Jaramillo years inside the OCSD.

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ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 -  Does that sound right to you moron - cops using criminals to commit crimes for them? 

Man you just get more stupid as the days go on.  Those informants referred to in that article were being run by Federal Agents and not local Cops.  When is the last time you saw a Federal Agend indicted, much less convicted of anything?  Even in the massive screw up on the gun operation by ATF, no one was ever held accountable.  Speaking about morons, you pretty much lay yourself out there on that last comment.  Cops at all levels, local, state and federal commonly use criminal defendants making them roll over and make cases on higher level people in the food chain.  Criminals commit crimes because they like doing it and just because they are working for the Police, they don't change their ways.  That is why it is critical for those who use informants to set clear guidelines and manage them closely.  One could surmise that in those examples listed, the Federal Agents did not do a good job of managing their informants.  No criminal intent however and thus no crime.  It was a number of cases of piss poor investigative practice and even worse supervision of the people involved.  Sorry, crybaby, no "boy toys" from this mess.   

lamandingos
lamandingos

All OC police need to be drug tested. Make it like a DUI test. If they refuse they are fired on the spot. If they police union complains then pass laws outlawing their corrupt union.

Really
Really

Yes Lt.par 18usc241 isn't taking his meds, and I too question his postings, funny how he refers to Jaramillo as a racist, since he is latin.

All of the Carona clan got what they deserved, it would have been nice to see several years deducted from his pension when he wasn't performing as Sheriff. 18usc241 get help.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Good - Rancho Santa Margarita - late 90's early 00's - never forgive - never forget assholes!

n2bigmuscle
n2bigmuscle topcommenter

He will be fine.  He still gets that pension, correct?  Funny how Haidal is gone and Georgie, Corona and his son are all sitting in jail. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@lamandingos I second that - love it how "anti-union" people turn a blind eye to police unions which have created an environment where a federal criminal inmate/top cop Sheriff gets to continue to collect his $20K+ pension. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@Really By the way: regarding your comment -> "funny how he refers to Jaramillo as a racist, since he is latin". 

Stop hiding behind Latino cops in an attempt to cover up your racist garbage. Not impressed since the 1990's.  If it makes you feel any better, turns out Latino cops can be oath violating / Constitution destroying  lemmings as well.  

Pardon me for raising awareness. It's my civic duty as an American.  

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@Really Worth repeating: love it how "anti-union" people turn a blind eye to police unions which have created an environment where a federal criminal inmate/top cop Sheriff gets to continue to collect his $20K+/month pension. 

As for the tired old "take your meds" routine: please attach a name and then state this under oath: Then proceed to watch how I retrieve your ASSets. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

I should have qualified that: LEGAL immigration obstructing racist assholes!

You two are/were in prison and my Colombian immigrant wife lives free in my country and got to watch her American born husband dress your asses down at the Garden Grove city council. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 @lamandingos Unions did not have anything to do with Mike Corona's pension because he belonged to none.  Secondly, you aren't even in the ball park on how much his pension is.  Add another zero to that twenty and you might be close.  By the way, you can thank the County of Orange and not the union for that very generous pension.  On drug testing for Cops.  Sure, we will step right up to the plate and volunteer to have it done, just as soon as it is required for all other professions, as well. Per capita, there are more doctors addicted to drug use than Cops.  Cops will take the lead on alcohol consumption and alcoholism.  Unfortunately, that is one of the three downfalls of many good Cops; booze, women and debts.   

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 Snce when did whining, snivilling and crying like a little girl who wet her pants become a "civic duty?"  Guess we must live in different worlds? 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 More of your bullshit.  I am no fan of Jaramillo, but am even less a fan of you, continuing to whine, piss and moan like a little girl about your past encounters with the Cops.  Grow up and get a life. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@spencerj05 @ltpar  Never been afraid of a drug test, because I have never used them  Provisions are already in place which allow me the authority to order a test on any of my Officers who show up for work exhibiting the symptoms of drug or alcohol use.  Based on the nature of the work, no Cop I ever knew wants to have someone under the influence watching his/her back in a bad situation.  You are wrong about random drug testing in the private sector. On the union, I ran our Police Union for 17 years.  While providing legal representation that Officers pay for as part of their dues, I would not have tolerated any undetected cases of drug or alcohol abuse continuing. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@spencerj05 @ltpar  By the way on your "liberty" ramblings; I remind you that Police do not make the laws, we merley enforce them.  In doing so, we have a strict set of protocals to follow.  If you don't like the "System" change it and quit whining about the big bad Cops. 

spencerj05
spencerj05

@ltpar Furthermore, why are you so scared of drug test? ANY company that provides a company car drug tests. Law enforcement gets vehicles and guns. Drug testing stands to reason for any sane person that's not corrupted by Law Enforcement unions.

spencerj05
spencerj05

@ltpar Asinine comparison. Other professions don't have the right to take away someone's liberty by imprisoning them or killing them.

Give away your ability to deny liberty, and we'll drop the drug test idea.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@ltpar @18usc241 @spencerj05 Dear wannabe SS stormtrooper, don't think I'm the only one who notices how you conveniently skip over addressing the "inconvenient truths" brought to your attention - like the articles from USAToday and RTAmerica etc etc etc. 

Your starting to sound like a cult leader - "EVERYONE is lying except for me your dear leader". Please move to North Korea - you will get a lot of emotional satisfaction over there. 

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 @spencerj05 @ltpar If you two wimps feel bullied by my direct comments to the trash you write, I refer you to the Russian Marine Corps who says, "Toughsky shitsky."  If you can't take the criticism, then knock off the bullshit whining, stick to facts and not your wet dreams.  Hope I am not being too subtle for you guys?  

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@spencerj05 @ltpar @18usc241 Bullying in the form of harassment and intimidation is the bread and butter tactic of many so called "peace" officers. He can't help but resort to his old frequently used ways - even if it makes him look like a silly school yard bully who never grew out of it as an adult. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@ltpar @spencerj05 @18usc241 This USAToday article is part of the reason I'm pissed cop apologist Lt. Par. Keep pretending you don't know what I'm talking about and sit back and watch how a whole lot of "law enforcement" officers become Mike Carona's boy toys in federal prison. 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/04/fbi-informant-crimes-report/2613305/

Does that sound right to you moron - cops using criminals to commit crimes for them?

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@spencerj05 @ltpar @18usc241 Not mad at all and he is not discussing anything.  He merely continues to regurgitate the same old anti-police bullshit because once upon a time, he got tuned up by some street Cops.  With his attitude, I can understand how it happened.   

spencerj05
spencerj05

@ltpar @18usc241 Why U mad bro? He's having a discussion, you come with personal attacks. You've been in law enforcement too long if you result to bulling that quickly.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 @ltpar @spencerj05 More fantasyland I see and you were probably having an organism while writing it.  Well as someone wiser that me once said, "Different folks, different strokes   

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@ltpar @spencerj05 @18usc241 "Good cops cannot tolerate bad cops" -----> BULLSHIT. Many so called "good cops" look the other way lest they lose the big fat pension - rightfully afraid that their career will be destroyed by a fellow cop / bully / sociopath. Hear no evil - see no evil - speak no evil.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@ltpar @18usc241 Didn't fight the drug cartels hand in hand but there was a Colombian military artillery gun just outside our "shop" just in case.  

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@spencerj05 @ltpar @18usc241 I knew both Corona and Jaramillo and don't confuse me with someone who is defending either of them.  They crossed the line, gave everyone in law enforcement a black eye and then got the justice they deserved.  Good Cops cannot tolerate bad Cops. 

spencerj05
spencerj05

@ltpar @18usc241 You're defending cops you don't know and weren't present for the incident. But yes, HE is the one that needs to get a life.

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@18usc241 @ltpar Can't fix the computer glitch, so much for your endless ramblings about techno skills in the jungles of Columbia while fighting the Drug Cartels hand to hand. 

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

@ltpar @18usc241 10-4 RoboCop. Arguing with you is like arguing with a mindless computer stuck in a software loop. 

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