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Richard Alarcon

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  • Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family

    Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family
    Richard Alarcon, a prominent figure in Los Angeles politics for more than two decades and a vocal advocate for his San Fernando Valley constituents, was convicted Wednesday of felony perjury and voter fraud for lying about where he lived to advance his...
  • Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'

    Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'
    Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife. But the 12-year lawmaker from Los...
  • Alarcon jurors were split, argued for days over criminal charges

    Alarcon jurors were split, argued for days over criminal charges
    The jurors in the voter fraud and perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon argued for days, with opposing sides initially arguing for convictions and acquittals on all counts, according to interviews. After five days of...
  • Alarcon conviction is the latest in string of residency prosecutions

    Alarcon conviction is the latest in string of residency prosecutions
    With their convictions this year, two Los Angeles politicians face prison time for a crime once seen as nearly impossible to prosecute. Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon was found guilty this week of perjury and voter fraud for lying...
  • Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial

    Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial
    In the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) testified for the prosecution Tuesday that he knew of plans to turn Alarcon's Panorama City home into a condominium...
  • Greuel testifies Alarcon asked her to move council district boundary

    Greuel testifies Alarcon asked her to move council district boundary
    In the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, former colleague Wendy Greuel testified Tuesday that Alarcon once asked to move his Sun Valley home from her district into his.  Alarcon and his wife have been accused of...
  • 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 Alarcon 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....
  • Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected

    Witness: Alarcon said he lived outside his district when elected
    At the perjury trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, a former city employee testified Tuesday that Alarcon told her he wasn't living in the district he represented when he was elected.  Carolyn Jackson, who worked with city...
  • 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...