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Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate
Convicted felon Roderick Wright to resign from state Senate

Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his Senate district when he ran for office in 2008. Wright, who was threatened with an expulsion vote if he did not step down, agreed to step down but asked for a week to say goodbye to his staff and constituents. "Effective Sept. 22, 2014, I hereby resign from the California State Senate," Wright said in a letter Monday to the Senate secretary. “It’s painful,” Wright said in an interview. “At the end...

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