Former OC Sheriff Michael Carona Surrenders To Federal Prison

SANTA ANA (CBS) — Former Orange County sheriff Michael Carona surrendered to a federal prison in Colorado Tuesday on a witness-tampering conviction.

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Carona turned himself in to the Englewood prison in Littleton, Colo., about 8:30 a.m., according to Chris Burke of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Carona has remained free on bond pending an appeal that was rejected by a federal appeals court earlier this month.

Carona had been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and witness tampering in a sweeping public corruption case, but was acquitted of all but one charge.

He was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison.

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