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Key figure in L.A. County Sheriff's Department jail corruption scandal sentenced to nine-month prison term

Key figure in L.A. County Sheriff's Department jail corruption scandal sentenced to nine-month prison term

William “Tom” Carey, once a captain in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department who admitted to obstructing an FBI investigation into county jails and gave federal prosecutors crucial testimony that helped convict disgraced former Sheriff Lee Baca in the scheme, was sentenced to nine months in prison Monday.

The punishment was handed down by U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson, who presided over the trials of Baca and eight others found guilty of playing roles in the obstruction plan. The judge, who has lambasted the others for their efforts to derail the FBI probe and gave them stiff prison sentences, commended Carey for the cooperation he provided.

The sentencing came as...

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