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Former sheriff ordered to report to federal prison Feb. 5

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been ordered to turn himself in no later than Feb. 5 to begin serving a three-year federal prison sentence for obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. The 77-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer’s disease, was sentenced in May 2017, but has remained Read More…

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Former Sheriff Baca sentenced to three years in prison

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced May 12 to three years in prison and one year of supervised release for obstructing a federal probe into corruption in the jails. Baca also was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. Baca’s attorneys had asked that he serve only home detention, and Read More…

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Jurors ‘hopelessly deadlocked,’ mistrial declared in Baca trial

LOS ANGELES — With jurors saying they were hopelessly deadlocked, a judge declared a mistrial Dec. 22 in the federal corruption trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, saying the possibility of “coercion” played a role in his decision. The mistrial came on the fourth day of deliberations by the six-man, six-woman jury Read More…