George Jaramillo, the Garden Grove cop-turned-felon we profiled way back in 2009 — the “devoted family man, a hard-working immigrant, and a Mormon who doesn’t drink alcohol or smoke,” as R. Scott Moxley wrote (way back in 2005) — earned a new mention in Moxley’s ever-enjoyable column this week:
The ex-assistant sheriff, who already served his 27-month federal prison sentence as well as a year of incarceration for a … state corruption case, claims that he can’t pay $42,000 in remaining fines because he is broke, but has “every intention” of doing so when he has money.
The trouble with Jaramillo’s claim is that Orange County officials gave him $476,000 in May for back pay.
Jaramillo acknowledges the payment but claims that Irvine’s Joel W. Baruch, one of his criminal defense lawyers, put the money into a trust account and, because Jaramillo and Baruch are allegedly in a dispute over the distribution of the funds, he can’t get “a nickel” until a resolution.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Sagel is less than convinced.
Read on: “George Jaramillo, Ex-Assistant OC Sheriff, Faces Jail Again if Lying To Federal Judge About Money,” R. Scott Moxley, OCWeekly, August 6, 2012
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