LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, federal prosecutors have revealed in a court filing Monday.

The disease, according to the document, is in its early stages, with an “uncertain prognosis for how quickly it will deteriorate his cognitive function.”

The 74-year-old Baca pleaded guilty in February to a charge of lying to federal investigators during a jail corruption investigation.

Prosecutors say, despite his condition, they want Baca to be given the full six-month sentence.


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