Ducks owner’s appeal is rejected, may face jail time.

Ducks owner Henry Samueli’s latest appeal to avoid prison time was turned down Thursday in federal court.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said it could not reinstate a proposed plea bargain that called for Samueli to serve five years of probation, pay a $250,000 fine and pay $12 million to the U.S. Treasury Department, according to a Reuters report.

Samueli has been prohibited by the NHL from being involved in the Ducks’ day-to-day business since he was indicted in a stock backdating scheme.

U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Santa Ana has not set a sentencing date.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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