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Worth of pursuing Alarcon, other residency cases is questioned
Worth of pursuing Alarcon, other residency cases is questioned

It took state investigators more than five years to build a criminal case against Richard Alarcon. To prove Alarcon lied about living outside the Los Angeles City Council district he was elected to represent, they conducted surveillance, questioned neighbors and served search warrants at his two homes. The case went through a grand jury before a month-long trial ended with Alarcon being found guilty and given a four-month jail sentence. But when the veteran L.A. politician turned himself in Friday to begin his sentence, county jailers strapped an electronic monitor to his ankle and sent him away to serve 51 days under house arrest. Another politician accused of breaking residency laws,...

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