State Sen. Roderick Wright convicted on 8 counts

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State Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, urges lawmakers to approve a bill that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

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California state Senator Roderick Wright


California state Sen. Roderick Wright has been convicted in a perjury and voter fraud case.

A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury returned the verdict Tuesday on eight counts against the Democrat.

Prosecutors said Wright sought to appear to have moved into an Inglewood property he owned in order to run in what at the time was the 25th Senate District but he actually lived outside the district.

Wright was charged with various counts of perjury, false declaration of candidacy and fraudulent voting.

He faces a possible maximum of eight years and four months in prison when he is sentenced on March 12.

His attorney says Wright will appeal.

Wright currently represents the 35th Senate District due to redistricting.

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