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Ex-L.A. Councilman Alarcon avoids jail, gets 51 days of house arrest
Ex-L.A. Councilman Alarcon avoids jail, gets 51 days of house arrest

Los Angeles politician Richard Alarcon showed up Friday afternoon to begin his jail sentence but was sent home right away. Instead of serving a 120-day jail sentence for his perjury and voter fraud convictions, the former L.A. city councilman was placed under house arrest for 51 days, said sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. She said Alarcon was fitted with an electronic monitoring device Friday. Alarcon 61, was found guilty earlier this year of multiple felonies related to lying about where he lived so he could run for his council office. In October, former Sen. Roderick Wright, convicted of a similar crime, showed up to begin his 90-day jail sentence but also...

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