LOS ANGELES, Calif. Former Sheriff Lee Baca is relying on a lifetime of public service, letters of support r anging from ex-governors to ex-cons, and his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in a bid Friday for probation for obstructing an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails he ran #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.12: Baca, 74, faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he’s sentenced by a judge who has shown little leniency when it comes to his role atop a department rife with corruption #AceNewsDesk

CBS local reports Ex-LA Sheriff Lee Baca Faces Prison Time For Impeding FBI Probe on Friday.

The lawman who worked his way up from guarding inmates to running the nation’s largest jail system — and largest sheriff’s department — was convicted in March of obstructing justice, conspiring to obstruct justice and lying to federal authorities.

Baca abruptly resigned in 2014 as the probe netted several underlings who plotted to hide an inmate informant from his FBI handler when they learned the jails were being investigated.

The crimes tarnished Baca’s reputation as a man on a mission to promote education and rehabilitation behind bars and who preached tolerance and understanding between people of different…

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