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Former sheriff Baca indicted on three felony charges

LOS ANGELES — Four days after withdrawing from a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was indicted Aug. 5 on charges of conspiring to obstruct justice, obstructing justice and lying to the federal government. If convicted of all charges, Baca — who is suffering from the early stages of Read More…

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Baca withdraws guilty plea; will stand trial

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca withdrew his guilty plea to a federal corruption charge Aug. 1 and will go to trial, with a court date tentatively set for September. After a morning of delays and last-minute negotiations, Baca told U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson he wished to withdraw from an Read More…