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State Senator Ron Calderon (left), State Senator Roderick Wright (right) and State Senator Leland Yee (not pictured) were suspended by the state Senate. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Calif. State Senate Votes To Suspend 3 Embattled Lawmakers

Two Southern California state lawmakers were among a trio of Democratic senators who were suspended Friday over criminal charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

State Senator Ron Calderon (left), State Senator Roderick Wright (right) and State Senator Leland Yee (not pictured) were suspended by the state Senate. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Lawmaker Scandals Prompt Ethics Bills From Senate Democrats

Stung by criminal charges against two colleagues, the leader of the state Senate and other Democratic lawmakers are seeking tighter rules on lawmakers and lobbyists.

03/06/2014

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State Senator Accused Of Taking Kickbacks Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence

A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.

03/03/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Democrats Derail GOP Attempt To Expel Convicted Senator

Democrats in the Senate have sidetracked an attempt by Republican lawmakers to expel a senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud.

02/27/2014

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3 GOP Senators Want To Give State Sen. Roderick Wright The Boot

Three Republican senators want to expel State Sen. Roderick Wright from the Legislature.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Convicted State Senator Take Indefinite Leave

A state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud took an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday as he awaits sentencing in May.

02/25/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

State Sen. Roderick Wright Convicted On 8 Counts Of Fraud, Perjury

State Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of eight charges of fraud and perjury for living outside the district he was elected to represent.

01/28/2014

(CBS)

Judge Throws Out 2 Charges Against Inglewood-Area State Senator

A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out two of eight criminal charges against state Sen. Roderick Wright.

03/04/2011

(CBS)

Inglewood Senator Indicted On Perjury, Fraud Charges

State Sen. Roderick Wright on Thursday was indicted on eight felony counts in connection with a probe into whether he lived outside his Southern California district since he was elected two years ago.

09/16/2010