Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, his attorney says
By: Joel Rubin, Cindy Chang and Harriet Ryan | LA Times
February 10, 2016
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty in a downtown courtroom Wednesday to making a false statement, marking a dramatic turn in the ongoing federal investigation into corruption in the Sheriff’s Department.
Baca’s attorney, Michael Zweibeck, said his client had agreed to plead guilty to a single count as part of a deal with prosecutors that will see him spend no more than six months in prison.
As part of the deal, the U.S. attorney’s office will not pursue other charges against the former sheriff. A federal judge must sign off on the deal, Zweibeck said.