Lee Baca is Most Likely Headed for Jail

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal of former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca’s conviction on federal obstruction charges. Monday’s decision means it’s likely the 77-year-old ex-lawman, who’s suffering from Alzheimer's disease, will soon go to jail.

Baca was sentenced to three years in prison in 2017 for his role in the department's jailhouse abuse scandal. He was convicted of obstructing justice and lying to FBI investigators.

“The case will return to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, which first rejected Baca's appeal,” City News Service reports. “The circuit court will then hand the case back to U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson, who is expected to schedule a date for Baca to turn himself in to begin his sentence.”

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