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Court grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer's diagnosis

A federal appeals court says former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free while appealing his corruption conviction. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that … Click to Continue »

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Delays Prison Surrender, Asks To Remain Free During Appeal

He was originally expected to surrender to the federal Bureau of Prisons on Tuesday. [ more › ]

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca asks 9th Circuit to let him remain free during appeal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer as his attorneys have asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed. Baca's attorneys filed the request with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, a day before...

Judge denies ex-Sheriff Lee Baca's request to stay free while appealing his conviction

A federal judge has denied ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s request to remain free while he appeals his conviction on charges that he obstructed an investigation into abuses in the county jail system. In a nine-page ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson found that Baca failed...

Former Sheriff's Captain Who Testified Against Lee Baca Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison

William "Tom" Carey had testified against ex-sheriff Lee Baca in May. [ more › ]

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

He was found guilty of obstruction of justice and other charges in March. [ more › ]

Judgment day for convicted ex-Sheriff Lee Baca, and the end of a long-running scandal

The corruption scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for several years will mark what could be its closing act Friday when a judge is scheduled to sentence former Sheriff Lee Baca. Over five years, federal prosecutors meticulously worked their way up the department’s...

Prosecutors back off 4-year sentence for ex-Sheriff Lee Baca

Federal prosecutors say former Sheriff Lee Baca should be sentenced to more than four years in federal prison, but because of his age and mental condition, a two-year sentence is recommended, they wrote in court documents filed Mond...

Feds were near defeat in Lee Baca's corruption case. But in the ex-sheriff's retrial, a 'risky' move turned the tide

Before his retrial even began, Lee Baca was already losing. In January, shortly after a jury had nearly acquitted the former Los Angeles County sheriff of charges that he helped obstruct an FBI investigation into abuses in his jails, Assistant U.S. Atty. Brandon Fox tipped his hand in a court filing....

Ex-sheriff with Alzheimer's faces trial on corruption counts

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca went on trial on federal corruption charges Friday stripped of a ceremonial badge and unable to present a defense that might have won … Click to Continue »

Jury Now Deciding Whether Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Ordered Coverup

Baca still faces another trial on a charge of lying to federal investigators. [ more › ]

Orders came 'all the way from the top,' former deputies say in trial of ex-Sheriff Lee Baca

Two ex-Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who have been convicted of obstructing an FBI civil rights investigation into the county jails told a federal jury on Friday that they believed they were following orders from former Sheriff Lee Baca. The witnesses said they were directed to guard an...

Orders came 'all the way from the top,' former deputies say in trial of ex-Sheriff Lee Baca

Two ex-Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who have been convicted of obstructing an FBI civil rights investigation into the county jails told a federal jury on Friday that they believed they were following orders from former Sheriff Lee Baca. The witnesses said they were directed to guard an...

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Wants A Mental Illness Expert to Testify At His Trial

Baca's lawyers claim his judgement may have been clouded when he gave statements to federal investigators. [ more › ]

New federal indictment accuses ex-Sheriff Lee Baca of obstructing justice, lying to authorities

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on charges of obstructing justice and lying to federal investigators concerning operations at the troubled county jail system. The charges come days after Baca withdrew an earlier guilty plea to a charge of lying...

Ex-sheriff's plea deal rejected in corruption probe

last yearNews / Crime : Crimesider

A judge said the plea deal for former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was too lenient for his "gross abuse of the public's trust"

How Baca defended himself in The Times during the jails scandal

Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca admitted this week that he lied on April 12, 2013, to federal agents investigating inmate abuse at Los Angeles County jails. Around the time investigators had interviewed him, Baca wrote several letters to The Times defending his reforms at the jails — which editorials derided...

Disgraced ex-sheriff of LA admits he lied to FBI, will face no more than 6 months in prison

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Lee Baca is a piece of work. The former LA County Sheriff -- tied with Arizona's Joe Arpaio for worse in the nation -- presided over a series of scandals, none so grotesque as the ring of corrupt deputies whose abuse and misconduct in...Show More Summary

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