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Judge Throws Out 2 Charges Against Inglewood-Area State Senator

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out two of eight criminal charges against state Sen. Roderick Wright.

The Inglewood-area Democrat is accused of living outside the district he was elected to represent and illegally voting in elections.

On Thursday, a judge dismissed two counts of fraudulent voting. Wright faces six other counts of fraudulent voting, perjury and filing a false declaration of candidacy.

His attorneys say they’ll appeal to have the entire case thrown out.

Wright was indicted by a grand jury last year and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Wright was elected to the 25th District of the Senate in 2008 after three terms in the Assembly. Prosecutors say he claimed to live in an Inglewood apartment complex he owns but actually resides in Baldwin Hills.

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