MONROE, La. (AP) — Former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney has pleaded guilty to nine misdemeanor counts as part of a deal in federal court.

The News-Star reports Toney pleaded guilty Thursday to charges pertaining to the unauthorized access of a protected computer.

By taking the deal, all felony charges brought against him in a 23-count indictment were dropped.

Toney faces a maximum sentence of one year imprisonment, a fine of no more than $100,000 and supervised release of one year on each count.

By pleading guilty to the charges, Toney will not be allowed to work for any law enforcement agency in Louisiana.

Toney will be sentenced on Nov. 5 in the federal courthouse in Monroe.

Toney's attorney said the former sheriff is ready to move on with his life.