The Latest: Ex-LA sheriff's plea negotiations continue

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Posted: Aug 01, 2016 1:16 PM
The Latest: Ex-LA sheriff's plea negotiations continue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

Negotiations are continuing between prosecutors and defense lawyers to reach an agreement on how much time in prison former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should serve for lying to federal authorities.

Attorneys said Monday morning in federal court that they negotiated through the weekend but did not reach a deal.

The judge adjourned proceedings until the afternoon to give lawyers more time to try for a deal.

Baca pleaded guilty in February to lying to federal authorities about efforts to stifle an investigation of civil rights abuses in the county jail system.

But U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson subsequently rejected the plea agreement, saying a six-month maximum sentence wasn't tough enough. The 74-year-old Baca is in the early stages of Alzheimer's.