Alarcon Sentenced to Jail for Voter Fraud

A superior court judge today sentenced former Los Angeles city councilman Richard Alarcon to 120 days in county jail, 600 hours of community service and 5 years’ probation for lying about his residence to voters on official election forms.  Alarcon had been convicted in July of perjury and voter fraud by falsely stating that he lived in in Panorama City, within the 7th Council District that he represented, when he actually had moved to a swankier house in nearby Sun Valley.

Alarcon’s wife, Flora, was also convicted in the scheme but managed to avoid jail time, instead receiving 400 hours of community service and 5 years’ probation.  The judge also barred the couple from ever holding public office.


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