Seventh Los Angeles|Deputy Convicted

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – A seventh Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was convicted Tuesday of obstructing justice by interfering with a grand jury investigation of misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail.
     James Sexton, a sworn officer, “was part of a broad conspiracy to obstruct justice – a plot in which conspirators, including two lieutenants, attempted to influence witnesses, threatened an FBI agent with arrest and concealed an FBI informant who should have been turned over to federal authorities,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement.
     A jury convicted Sexton of conspiring to obstruct justice and obstructing justice. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his Dec. 1 sentencing.
     Six co-conspirators will be sentenced on similar charges on Sept. 22.

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