Ex-L.A. Sheriff Withdraws Guilty Plea, Faces Trial for Lying

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Lee Baca, the former Los Angeles County sheriff who had pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about reports of corruption and prisoner abuse in his jail, changed his plea yesterday, NPR reports. He backed away from a deal calling for a six-month jail sentence, which a federal judge ruled too lenient. Baca, 74, who has been . . .

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