LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy will plead guilty to accepting a bribe in exchange for smuggling a cell phones, cigarettes and a note into the Men’s Central Jail.
Federal prosecutors say Gilbert Michel, 38, took $20,000 in cash in exchange for smuggling contraband to an inmate. The bribe was part of an FBI sting.READ MORE: See Who Won During The Golden Globe Awards
Michel agreed to plead guilty to the charge and will cooperate in an ongoing investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Women Killed
Michel was assigned to the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. He resigned from the sheriff’s department in September.
He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.MORE NEWS: Video: Multiple Trees Fall On Homes, Leading To Injuries During Severe Winds
Michel is expected to make his first court appearance on Jan. 17.