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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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Baca ordered to undergo mental competency exam

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has ordered a psychological examination of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to determine if he suffers from any mental impairment that would prevent him from understanding the corruption charges against him or assisting in his own defense, according to court papers obtained Aug. 29. In his order Read More…