The Orange County Register reports that the government's final witness in the public corruption trial of ex-sheriff Mike Carona testified Wednesday that FBI agents removed files on concealed weapons permits and volunteer reserves that were stashed in a "secret closet" in Sheriff's Department headquarters.

FBI Agent Jon Habben said he and other investigators found the hidden room in Carona's old office on May 23, 2008 – after they were alerted by then-Acting Sheriff Jack Anderson.
"I have discovered that inside the closet is a concealed button that activates an electronic latch which opens a secret compartment door that leads to a secondary small room," Anderson wrote in a confidential memo that was obtained by the Register. "Inside this clandestine smaller room is stored two computer towers, two monitors, a keyboard, a power backup unit, and a safe."