UPDATE: Today's sentencing of California state Sen. Rod Wright for lying about his legal residence has been postponed.

The defense asked for a continuance because paperwork involving a motion for a new trial was incomplete.

Judge Kathleen Kennedy granted the delay but said it would be the last and set sentencing for Sept. 12.

Wright was convicted earlier of perjury, voter fraud and filing a false statement of candidacy.


Los Angeles County prosecutors will seek jail time for a California state lawmaker convicted earlier this year of lying about his legal residence.

The conviction of state Sen. Rod Wright was the first of three unrelated legal cases against lawmakers that cast a shadow over the Legislature this year.

Wright's district covers much of southern LA County.

Prosecutors want Wright to serve six months in jail or six months of home confinement when he is sentenced Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

They also recommend he serve 1,000 hours of community service and never again be allowed to hold public office.

Wright's attorney, Winston Kevin McKesson, says his client did nothing intentionally wrong and deserves a new trial.

If the conviction is upheld, he said Wright should be sentenced to nothing more than informal probation.

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