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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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Tanaka to claim he was following Baca’s order

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to ban former Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka from telling a jury he was acting on behalf of his former boss when he allegedly helped develop a plan to derail an FBI probe into deputy misconduct at county jails, court papers obtained June 25 show. Read More…