Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca to plead guilty in jail scandal, attorney says
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Sheriff Lee Baca addresses charges against 18 officials in his department amid an ongoing federal investigation into alleged abuse at jails in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will plead guilty Wednesday in a downtown federal courtroom 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 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 must sign off on the deal, Zweibeck said.

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