State Senator Rod Wright Sentenced to 90 Days In Prison!

Friday, September 12, 2014 Written by 
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Via: Los Angeles Times

 

Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office according to the Los Angeles Times..

 

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy, turned down Wright's request for a new trial,  sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service, ordered that he pay $2,000 in restitution, and cited Wright as "arrogant".

He is scheduled to begin serving his sentence Oct. 31.

 

Some in the courtroom speculated that Wright would not serve any jail time, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of his crime and the severe crowding in county jail facilities.

 

Wright, 62, who represents an Inglewood-area district, was convicted in January on eight felony counts in a case that centered on whether he had lied to qualify for office.

 

Wright did not speak with reporters after his sentencing, but one of his attorneys, Winston Kevin McKesson, said he would appeal the case.

 

To learn more about the case read more here

 

 

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