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Valley Councilman Wants Perjury, Voter Fraud Charges Dropped

Alarcon defends living outside district
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(AP/FILE)

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Attorneys for City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife Flora asked a judge on Wednesday to dismiss 24 charges against them, including perjury and voter fraud.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports

Alarcon’s attorney Fred Woocher says when Alarcon was in the state legislature, it didn’t matter whether he lived full time in Panorama City or Sun Valley, and when he joined the city council, Alarcon was living outside his district only because his house was being renovated.

KNX 1070 reporter John Brooks says when the allegations first came out, he visited Alarcon’s home in in his district of Panorama City and found the councilman getting out of the shower.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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