Sen. Rod Wright has been indicted on charges stemming from a yearlong Los Angeles District Attorney's office investigation into whether he lives in the 25th Senate District he represents in the state Legislature.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
A Los Angeles County Grand Jury on Thursday unsealed an eight-count felony indictment against state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood), accusing him of filing a false declaration of candidacy, voter fraud and perjury beginning in 2007, when he changed his voter registration to run for the Legislature.
Wright listed as his residence a home in the district he wanted to represent, but county authorities allege that he did not live there. A candidate for state legislative office is required by California law to reside in the district he or she seeks to represent
The indictment also alleges that Wright fraudulently voted in elections in 2008 and 2009.
If convicted, he faces up to eight years and four months in state prison and would be barred for life from holding elected office.
Wright pleaded not guilty, according to the story. His attorney said the senator complied with the law and is expected to be "fully exonerated."
The full story can be found here.