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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today that two former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies have been charged with conspiracy, perjury and other charges for allegedly planting guns inside a medical marijuana dispensary to justify an arrest.
Julio Cesar Martinez and Anthony Manuel Paez are scheduled to be arraigned June 17, 2014 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30. The two were booked and released on Friday, April 18, 2014 on $50,000 bail each.
Julio Cesar Martinez and Anthony Manuel Paez separated from the Sheriff’s Department on February 27, 2013. There was an administrative investigation where the appropriate administrative action was taken.
Martinez was a 15-year veteran of the Department and Paez was a 7-year veteran.