Former L.A. Sheriff Loses Appeal
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has lost an appeal seeking to overturn his 2017 conviction for obstruction of justice and lying to federal investigators.
Monday’s ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sets the stage for a sentence of up three years for the former lawman. Baca’s attorney argued that the jury should have been privy to information about Baca’s Alzheimer’s disease, as well a conversation he had with an aide regarding the FBI investigation.
The judges disagreed. Baca’s attorney will now seek a hearing from a larger panel of judges. Baca could eventually ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.
Read more about Monday's decision here.