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Federal prosecutors say they will retry former sheriff Baca

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors announced Jan. 10 they plan to retry former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on corruption charges stemming from his alleged involvement in an effort to thwart a federal probe of misconduct by sheriff’s deputies in the jail system. On Dec. 22, a six-man, six-woman jury deadlocked on charges of 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…

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Judge denies request to move former sheriff’s trial

LOS ANGELES — A judge rejected a defense motion Oct. 31 to move the corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca out of the region, and turned down an attempt to have the lead prosecutor taken off the forthcoming trial. In a nearly two-hour hearing, defense attorney Nathan Hochman argued that pretrial Read More…