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  • Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

    Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
    Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
  • California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign

    California Senate leader calls for Sen. Roderick Wright to resign
    The leader of the California Senate on Friday called for the resignation of  Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright after he was sentenced to 90 days in jail for lying about living in his district. State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    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 barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • Roderick Wright's sentencing for perjury, fraud postponed again

    Roderick Wright's sentencing for perjury, fraud postponed again
    The sentencing of state Sen. Roderick D. Wright for felony perjury and voter fraud was postponed again Wednesday to give his attorneys time to prepare paperwork requesting a new trial. Wright will return to court on Sept. 12, and Los Angeles County...
  • California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals

    California lawmakers send governor new gift rules after scandals
    The state Senate on Friday acted on stricter ethics rules meant to restore public confidence in the Legislature after three senators were charged with criminal wrongdoing. Lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would reduce the limit on gifts...
  • D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright

    D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright
    Prosecutors are asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to sentence suspended state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to six months in county jail, according to recent court filings. In addition to jail time, Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Bjorn...
  • Measure to withhold pay from suspended legislators misses 2014 ballot

    Measure to withhold pay from suspended legislators misses 2014 ballot
    Amid criticism over three state Senators continuing to collect salaries as they serve suspensions, a ballot measure that would allow lawmakers to suspend colleagues without pay has missed the deadline for the 2014 ballot. The Assembly has not acted to...
  • California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members

    California lawmakers OK new campaign rules for water board members
    Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello. The legislation,...
  • California lawmakers have a busy month ahead

    California lawmakers have a busy month ahead
    It's crunch time at the state Capitol. Lawmakers return from summer recess Monday with less than a month left to act on key issues such as gun control measures introduced after the massacre in Isla Vista last spring and ethics measures proposed after...
  • Sen. Wright is wrong on racism, right on unfair enforcement of residency law

    Sen. Wright is wrong on racism, right on unfair enforcement of residency law
    State Sen. Roderick Wright announced Monday that he would give up his seat in the California Legislature, seven months after he was convicted of voter fraud and perjury for lying about living in his Inglewood district when he ran for office. But...