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State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21
State Sen. Rod Wright wins sentencing delay to July 21

State Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has won a delay in his sentencing on voter fraud and perjury convictions. Wright was to have been sentenced on May 16 and face possible expulsion from the Legislature's upper house. His attorney was able to get the sentencing moved to July 21, the district attorney's office said, to allow him more time to prepare a motion for a new trial. A Los Angeles jury convicted Wright in late January on all eight charges stemming from the D.A.'s allegations Wright had lied about his legal residence to run for his state Senate seat, an office he first won in 2008. In March, the state Senate suspended--with pay--Wright and two other lawmakers,...

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