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Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon
Court sends a message in sentencing ex-L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon

A Superior Court judge sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon to 120 days in County Jail on Tuesday, sending a signal to politicians that the court does not take residency laws lightly. Alarcon is the ninth politician to be successfully prosecuted by the district attorney's office since 2002 for not living in the districts they ran to represent, which is a requirement in California. Alarcon's sentence — and that of former state Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood), who was ordered last month to serve 90 days behind bars — are a warning that such crimes will be punished with more than a slap on the wrist, political observers say. "There...

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