California Sen. Wright Gets 90 Days in Jail for Perjury, Voter Fraud

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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.

Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright in court on Sept. 3, when he was granted a final delay before he was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail and banned for life from public office. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times)
Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright in court on Sept. 3, when he was granted a final delay before he was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail and banned for life from public office. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy also sentenced the senator to three years’ probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He must also pay $2,000 in restitution.

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

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.

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