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September 22, 2009 | Jean Merl and Ari B. Bloomekatz
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has searched two homes in a probe of whether Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright lives in the district he represents, officials confirmed Monday. David Demerjian, who heads the D.A.'s Public Integrity Division, told The Times that investigators searched two homes early Wednesday morning, but he would not divulge the addresses. One of the homes is in Wright's 25th Senate District and the other is in the neighboring 26th District.
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July 14, 2013 | By Jean Merl
As Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright prepares for his often-delayed trial on perjury and voting fraud charges this fall, he has raised nearly $300,000 for his legal defense fund, fed largely by large interests with business before the Legislature. Records he filed with the state show Wright has collected the money since forming the fund in late 2009, shortly after investigators with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office searched two of his properties. The searches were the first public sign that Wright was under scrutiny about where he lived when he ran in the Inglewood-based district he represents.
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March 4, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
A judge on Thursday dismissed two of eight felony counts in the voting fraud case against state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood). However, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy declined to throw out the entire grand jury indictment, as Wright's attorneys had asked. One of Wright's attorneys, Fredric D. Woocher, said they would appeal the judge's refusal to dismiss the case. Deputy Dist. Atty. Sandi Roth said she would appeal the judge's dismissal of the two counts, which have to do with the two elections Wright voted in after he was in office.
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September 17, 2010 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
A Los Angeles County grand jury on Thursday unsealed an eight-count felony indictment against state Sen. Roderick Wright (D- Inglewood), accusing him of filing a false declaration of candidacy, voter fraud and perjury beginning in 2007, when he changed his voter registration to run for the Legislature. Wright listed as his residence a home in the district he wanted to represent, but county authorities allege that he did not live there as required by state law. The indictment also alleges that Wright fraudulently voted in five elections in 2008 and 2009.
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July 10, 2013 | By Jean Merl
State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) has won another delay in his trial on voting fraud and perjury charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Wright cited a scheduling conflict in his request for a delay in the trial, which had been scheduled to begin July 15. The Legislature is taking a month's recess starting Friday. However, Wright attorney Winston Kevin McKesson said the lawmakers' session would resume before the trial could be concluded, thus necessitating the delay.
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January 11, 2014 | Jean Merl
The woman state Sen. Roderick D. Wright considers his stepmother on Friday testified in his perjury and voter fraud trial that she never saw him spend a night or cook a meal in the Inglewood home he claimed as his residence while he was running for office several years ago. The prosecution called Wanda Sanders, 74 and in declining health, as a key witness in its case against Wright, who was indicted by a county grand jury on eight felony counts of...
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January 29, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy and Jean Merl
SACRAMENTO - Although state Sen. Roderick D. Wright won't be sentenced on his felony convictions until March, judgment day from the Democrat's peers in the Legislature may be imminent. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Wednesday that he would consult with his caucus and "make a full set of recommendations within the next couple of days. " Wright, who was accused of lying about where he lived when he ran for his seat and voted in several elections, was convicted by a Los Angeles County jury Tuesday on eight counts of perjury and voter fraud.
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September 2, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Almost two years after his grand jury indictment on eight felony counts of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright has yet to stand trial. The longtime Inglewood Democrat may not get his full day in court before voters decide this fall whether to give him another term in the Legislature. Wright's next court date is Sept. 26, for a pretrial conference. Both sides say it's possible his trial could begin shortly before the Nov. 6 election, and they expect it to last two to three weeks.
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August 26, 2012 | By Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
Thirteen-year-old Stephanie Cota pulled up her sleeve and glanced at the needle. "Is it gonna hurt?" she asked. "You'll feel it, but you look like a strong girl," said Yadira Guerra, a licensed vocational nurse. "Just turn the other way. " When Cota started 7th grade this month, school officials told her she needed a whooping cough vaccine. On Saturday, she and her family came to a free health fair at Jesse Owens park in South Los Angeles to get the immunization. Hundreds of families attended the event, which included the vaccinations, along with vision, hearing and dental screenings.
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August 1, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles gamblers may have bet big on their Lakers winning the NBA championship, but they could not do it legally in California, and the cash-strapped state did not get a piece of the action. What if Californians could place such bets in the future without having to drive to Vegas or break the law by calling the local bookie? A state legislator who wants to legalize Internet poker says California should consider sanctioning sports betting too to help fill government coffers. State Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood)
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