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Nov 12, 2012 9:22 AM by AP

Sentencing Tuesday for former Ouachita sheriff

MONROE, La. (AP) - Sentencing is scheduled Tuesday afternoon for former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney, who pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanors in a plea deal.

Federal prosecutors dropped felony charges against Toney in exchange for his guilty plea Aug. 2 to counts involving unauthorized access of a protected computer.

Each count carries a maximum of a year in prison, a $100,000 fine and supervised release for a year.

As part of the plea agreement, Toney cannot work for any law enforcement agency in Louisiana.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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