LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will serve 120 days in jail as part of his sentencing Tuesday for his convictions on fraudulent voting and perjury charges.
Alarcon, 60, was placed on five years probation and will also serve 600 hours of community service.
His wife, Flora, was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and five years probation for the same convictions.
In a sentencing memorandum released Sept. 9, Deputy District Attorney Michele Gilmer asked that Alarcon be sentenced to 180 days in county jail, 1,000 hours of community service, five years of probation and be disqualified from holding any elected office in the future.
Alarcon was convicted of fraudulent voting in November 2008 and the March and May elections in 2009, and perjury by declaration involving his November 2008 declaration of intent to become a candidate for city council. His wife was convicted of fraudulently voting in the March 2009 and May 2009 elections, along with perjury by declaration involving a provisional ballot in November 2008.
The couple lived in the Sun Valley home owned by Flora Alarcon, but registered their permanent address as Panorama City.
Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Jan. 28 of similar charges, with prosecutors in that case contending that he lived outside the district he was elected to represent. Wright was suspended March 28 by the state Senate and is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday.
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