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Closing arguments to begin Monday in Baca trial

LOS ANGELES — A pair of former Los Angeles County district attorneys were among those testifying Dec. 16 in defense of former Sheriff Lee Baca, who is facing federal corruption charges in a trial that will move to closing arguments next week. Ira Reiner, who was the county’s top prosecutor from 1984-92, and Steve Cooley, Read More…

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Prosecution rests in trial of former sheriff

LOS ANGELES — The prosecution rested Dec. 15 in the federal corruption case against Los Angeles County’s former sheriff and defense attorneys called their first witness in an effort to prove their client’s innocence. Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca is being tried in downtown Los Angeles on federal obstruction of justice charges for his alleged part in Read More…