"I need to see contriteness, and there was almost none....I am very disturbed by these offenses," Guilford said. "Someone very high in law enforcement stated that he devised and executed a scheme to defraud the citizens of Orange County of honest services. . . . There has to be a deterrent against this type of conduct. . . . The actions of Mr. Jaramillo cause me shame on behalf of Orange County. The sheriff's department has lost credibility with other law-enforcement agencies and perhaps with juries sitting in that box."
Guilford then said Jaramillo "and his partner in crime," Carona, have done "incalculable" damage to the OCSD.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
"I Need To See Contriteness"
Orange County's former assistant sheriff, George Jaramillo, caught up in the scandals swirling around convicted ex-sheriff Mike Carona, got a 27-month sentence yesterday from U.S. District Court judge Andrew Guilford of St. John's Church. Writes R. Scott Moxley at OC Weekly: