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Former Sheriff Baca convicted of obstructing justice

LOS ANGELES — Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted March 15 of obstruction of justice and two other federal charges for orchestrating a scheme to thwart an FBI investigation into inmate mistreatment in the jails he ran and of lying to the bureau. After about two days of deliberations, a jury found that…

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Baca pleads not guilty to three federal charges

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty Aug. 12 to federal charges of conspiring to obstruct a federal probe into misconduct by deputies in the jails. At his arraignment in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, the 74-year-old ex-lawman told U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson that he had “cloudiness” on…

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