LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — A former Los Angeles City Councilman and his wife Wednesday were convicted on charges of perjury and voter fraud, but cleared on several other counts.
Richard Alarcon was convicted of four felonies for living outside the district he was elected to represent, but he was acquitted on 12 other counts against him.
His wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, was convicted of three counts of perjury by declaration and fraudulent voting in elections in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She was acquitted on three remaining counts.
The couple entered not guilty pleas in October 2012 after the District Attorney’s office accused Alarcon of lying about his true place of residence when he ran for city office so he could represent the 7th District.
KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports prosecutors argued he lived in Sun Valley, not Panorama City as he claimed.