Charges of Favoritism Dog Sheriff Baca

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On Saturday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was accused of favoritism in an LA Times editorial. In two previous articles and one since, the paper reported that Baca personally intervened on behalf of two people in Beverly Hills. In the case involving Ezat Delijani, Baca asked District Attorney Steve Cooley how to appeal a prosecutor's decision to reject forgery charges the real estate magnate made against a tenant. In the other case, Guess founder Georges Marciano claimed employees had embezzled $1.4 million. Baca personally ordered an investigation that took a detective 500 hours before he and prosecutors found no criminal wrongdoing. Both men have given the Sheriff gifts and contributed to his charities. Baca joins us to discuss the allegations.

Credits

Guest:
Lee Baca - Sheriff of Los Angeles County

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Darrell Satzman