Los Angeles County Sheriff

By City News Service
Posted: 05/12/14, 6:37 AM PDT |

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The first of 20 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies to be indicted on various corruption and civil rights charges is scheduled to formally plead guilty today to a weapons violation.

Deputy Richard Piquette agreed last month to enter the plea to manufacturing a short-barreled rifle, a charge carrying a possible federal prison sentence of up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Piquette was charged in December with illegally building and possessing an unregistered Noveske Rifleworks N-4 .223 caliber rifle with a barrel length of less than 16 inches.

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