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  • State Senate leader won't expel Wright unless conviction is finalized

    State Senate leader won't expel Wright unless conviction is finalized
    State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said Thursday that he will not seek expulsion of state Sen. Roderick Wright until an appeal is decided that finalizes the felony convictions. Steinberg said in the interim he will honor Wright's request to remove...
  • Steinberg defends leaving state Sen. Wright on some committees

    Steinberg defends leaving state Sen. Wright on some committees
    SACRAMENTO -- When allegations emerged that Sen. Ronald Calderon accepted bribes in exchange for action on legislation, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg stripped him of his committee posts, even though he has not been charged with a crime. So Steinberg,...
  • No paid vacation for state Sen. Rod Wright, and 5 must-read headlines

    No paid vacation for state Sen. Rod Wright, and 5 must-read headlines
    A month after he was convicted of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright requested and was granted Tuesday a paid leave of absence until he is sentenced on May 16 or granted an appeal. It’s about time Wright made an exit from the...
  • Roderick Wright will remain in Senate until appeal is decided

    Roderick Wright will remain in Senate until appeal is decided
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Roderick Wright will remain a member of California's upper house until an appeal is decided on his eight felony convictions for lying about where he lived. But the Democratic lawmaker from Inglewood is being removed as...
  • Sen. Wright sheds committee role; seen as setback for Internet poker

    Sen. Wright sheds committee role; seen as setback for Internet poker
    ¬†SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Roderick Wright’s felony verdict by a jury this week has been a major topic of news in gambling-oriented newspapers and chat rooms, with the consensus being his legal problems are a setback for efforts to legalize...
  • Convicted Sen. Wright proposes bill to convert felonies to misdemeanors

    Convicted Sen. Wright proposes bill to convert felonies to misdemeanors
    SACRAMENTO -- Two days after he was convicted of eight felonies for perjury and voter fraud, state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) introduced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felonies to be converted to misdemeanors. However, a spokesman for...
  • Roderick Wright gets paid leave of absence in wake of convictions

    Roderick Wright gets paid leave of absence in wake of convictions
    SACRAMENTO — Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright on Tuesday was granted a paid leave of absence from his position as he awaits sentencing in May on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud, leaving the Democratic supermajority no votes to...
  • Sen. Wright raises $248,000 for his legal defense fund

    SACRAMENTO -- Three days after a jury found him guilty of eight felony counts, state Sen. Roderick Wright reported Friday that political supporters have helped him raise $248,000 for his legal defense fund. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles jury found Wright...
  • Wright introduces bill to downgrade nonviolent felony convictions

    Wright introduces bill to downgrade nonviolent felony convictions
    SACRAMENTO —Two days after a jury found him guilty on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright introduced a bill that would allow some nonviolent felony convictions to be converted to misdemeanors. The Democrat,...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright found guilty of perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright found guilty of perjury, voter fraud
    A Los Angeles jury Tuesday found state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, a fixture in area Democratic politics, guilty on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud. Prosecutors said Wright, the first member of the Legislature to be convicted of a felony...
  • Sen. Roderick Wright granted leave of absence pending felony case

    Sen. Roderick Wright granted leave of absence pending felony case
    SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg announced Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Roderick Wright has requested and been granted a paid leave of absence from his senate position as he awaits sentencing on eight felony counts of perjury and...