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.

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Michel agreed to plead guilty to the charge and will cooperate in an ongoing investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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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.

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Michel is expected to make his first court appearance on Jan. 17.