Ex-California state senator to begin jail term for fraud, perjury

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former California state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying to cover up the fact that he lived outside the district he represented was due to surrender to authorities on Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail term. Roderick Wright, one of three Democrats in the state Senate caught up in ethics scandals since last year and the first to face criminal proceedings, had until the end of the day to turn himself over to sheriff’s deputies at a downtown Los Angeles jail facility. …

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