Ex-Sheriff Carona seeks to whittle down charges

The LA Times reports:

Attorneys for former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona filed a motion Wednesday asking a judge to dismiss most of the charges against him, alleging federal prosecutors had no jurisdiction in the case.

The motion contends that California’s Fair Political Practices Commission adequately regulates the acceptance of gifts by elected officials — the basis for most of the charges against Carona — so the U.S. attorney’s office should not be allowed to prosecute him.

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