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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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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…

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