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Richard Alarcon

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  • A primer: Comparing voter fraud charges against two L.A. politicians

    A primer: Comparing voter fraud charges against two L.A. politicians
    With closing arguments set to begin Wednesday in the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, parallels have been drawn between his case and another residency law prosecution involving a veteran Los Angeles-area...
  • Perjury, voter fraud case against Alarcon and wife goes to the jury

    Perjury, voter fraud case against Alarcon and wife goes to the jury
    After a trial spanning nearly a month, the perjury and voter fraud case against former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife headed to the jury on Thursday. The panel of seven women and five men will now determine whether Alarcon...
  • Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

    Voter fraud trial to begin for former L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon
    Nearly four years after they were initially charged, former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard AlarconĀ and his wife Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon are to stand trial Thursday, accused of lying about where they lived so Alarcon could run for office....
  • Roderick Wright was wrong

    Roderick Wright was wrong
    I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me. It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008,...
  • Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright

    Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright
    SACRAMENTO — Although state Sen. Roderick D. Wright won't be sentenced on his felony convictions until March, judgment day from the Democrat's peers in the Legislature may be imminent. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said...
  • Democrats gain big in Legislature

    Democrats gain big in Legislature
    Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes. The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
  • 58 will appear on ballot in L.A. City Hall races

     
    Fifty-eight candidates have qualified to run for city offices in Los Angeles' March 5 election, with the majority looking to fill open seats on the City Council, according to the final list from the City Clerk's office....
  • SEIU endorses L.A. sales-tax hike but stays out of mayor's race

     
    The influential Service Employees International Union announced Tuesday it is backing Proposition A, the sales-tax hike ballot measure that would generate more than $200 million for the L.A. city budget after years of financial crisis. The group opted,...
  • Villaraigosa endorses former Assemblyman Cedillo in council race

     
    L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Gil Cedillo for a seat on the City Council, citing a longtime relationship with the former state Assemblyman and praising what he said was a dedication to social justice....
  • Sacramento veterans dominate L.A. City Council races

     
    Three current and former state lawmakers won their races for Los Angeles City Council outright while two others were heading into runoffs, raising the possibility that nearly seven of the council's 15 seats could be held by ex-Sacramento veterans....
  • Sen. Curren Price latest state lawmaker to seek L.A. council seat

     
    State Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. filed papers to seek the Los Angeles City Council seat occupied by Councilwoman Jan Perry, who is running for mayor. Price becomes the second Sacramento lawmaker to pursue that post and the sixth to run for office in the...