California state senator gets jail time in voter fraud case, judge rules

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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 1:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California state senator convicted on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud was sentenced to 90 days in jail in one of three ethics scandals involving Democratic lawmakers in the most populous U.S. state.

Senator Roderick Wright of Los Angeles was convicted in January of lying about whether he lived in the district he sought to represent, the first in a string of criminal proceedings against three state senators this year that effectively cost Democrats their two-thirds majority in the state Senate.

(Reporting by Dana Feldman; Editing by Sharon Bernstein)