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California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing
California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing

Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy, after turning down Wright's request for a new trial, also sentenced the senator to three years' probation and 1,500 hours of community service. He must also pay $2,000 in restitution. He is scheduled to begin serving his sentence Oct. 31. Some in the courtroom speculated that Wright would not serve any jail time, given his heretofore clean record, the nonviolent nature of his crime and the severe crowding in...

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