Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona will be behind bars soon. Carona reportedly plans to surrender and begin serving time in the next few days.
Two years ago a jury convicted Carona on a single count of witness tampering. The jury cleared him of other corruption charges, though.
Carona’s attorneys appealed the conviction, but failed to get the verdict overturned. Now Carona faces his 5 and a half year prison sentence.
A judge has scheduled a Tuesday hearing on the matter in Orange County. But a letter that prosecutors filed in court says Carona plans to surrender himself to a federal prison in Littleton, Colo., sometime before Tuesday’s hearing.
Carona's attorney says he can't comment about when the former sheriff will turn himself in.