Days after withdrawing a guilty plea for lying during an FBI investigation into widespread abuses at the county jails, former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was indicted Friday on more serious charges that could bring up to 20 years in prison.
The former sheriff, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, faces new charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and making false statements.
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Isolated case, or the tip of the iceberg in the US penal system?
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Somewhere in between, I think.