Sep 12, 2014 1:07 PM

State Sen. Wright gets 90 days in jail for perjury

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) California state Sen. Rod Wright has been sentenced to 90 days in Los Angeles County jail for lying about his legal residence.

Wright was also ordered Friday to complete 1,500 hours of community service. He will be on probation for three years.

Wright was convicted of perjury in January for lying about his residence in the first of three unrelated cases against lawmakers that cast a shadow over the Legislature.

Wright said he moved into an Inglewood property so he could run in 2008 to represent the 25th Senate District, but jurors found he actually lived outside the district. Because of redistricting, he currently represents the 35th Senate District.

Judge Kathleen Kennedy said the case was a byproduct of term limits which send career politicians scrambling to seek new offices.


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