Richard Alarcon
Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family
Guilty verdicts another blow to Alarcon family

Richard Alarcon, a prominent figure in Los Angeles politics for more than two decades and a vocal advocate for his San Fernando Valley constituents, was convicted Wednesday of felony perjury and voter fraud for lying about where he lived to advance his political career. A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury concluded that Alarcon and his wife falsely claimed residency in Panorama City when they actually lived several miles away in Sun Valley, in what prosecutors said was a scheme that allowed him to run for a City Council seat in 2009. The verdict was the latest in a series of troubles for the Alarcon family, who had aspirations of creating a political dynasty. After questions about...