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Ex-O.C. Sheriff Michael Carona leaves prison, returns home
Ex-O.C. Sheriff Michael Carona leaves prison, returns home

Orange County’s former top lawman, the man talk show host Larry King once dubbed “America’s sheriff” for his relentless pursuit of a child killer, has been freed from prison after serving time for witness tampering and has returned to his home in Orange, where he will complete his sentence. Former Sheriff Michael S. Carona, whose fall from power foreshadowed an overhaul of the top rung in the Sheriff’s Department, is currently with his wife and son, attorney Michael Schroeder said. Before he began serving time in 2011, Carona was seen as a rising political star. He drew national attention when he appeared on “Larry King Live” after the kidnapping...

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