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Ex-Sen. Wright appeals voter fraud conviction
Ex-Sen. Wright appeals voter fraud conviction

Attorneys for former Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright said Monday they have filed a notice of appeal of Wright’s conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud for lying about living in his district. The notice begins the process of preparing the record of the trial court in which a jury found Wright guilty of eight felonies and a Superior Court judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail, 1,500 hours of community service and three years' probation. County jail officials, citing jail overcrowding, released Wright as soon as he was processed, in about an hour and a half, without serving any jail time. An appeal will not likely be heard until mid to late 2015, according to...

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