Ex-LA Sheriff Lee Baca Convicted In Jail Scandal Cover-Up

Law360, Los Angeles (March 15, 2017, 5:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal jury on Wednesday convicted former Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy Baca of giving false statements and obstructing an FBI investigation into inmate abuse, handing prosecutors a victory after another jury deadlocked last year.

The jury of eight men and two women reached the verdict after deliberating for two days following a two-week trial, finding the embattled former law enforcement official guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and making false statements to a federal agency. The maximum possible jail sentence for all three counts...
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