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California State Senator Convicted of Felonies Can Stay on the Job

 
California State Senator Convicted of Felonies Can Stay on the Job
Posted January 31st, 2014 @ 6:03pm by KFBK News - Tom Cutler

A California state senator convicted of numerous felonies is being allowed to stay on the job.

Sen. Rod Wright was found guilty Tuesday on eight charges of perjury and voter fraud.

The findings at trial found he lived outside the district he supposedly represented and voted fraudulently in five elections in 2008 and 2009.

Despite that, he's being allowed to remain in the senate and continue serving his district with the blessings of Senate Pro Tem Darryl Steinberg.

Steinberg defended his actions telling the Sacramento Bee the L.A. Area Democrat has yet to be convicted, he's only been found guilty.

Sentencing is set for March 12th, and Steinberg says, anything could happen, including a stay of the conviction on appeal or a judge overruling a jury.

And because of that, Wright stays, but Senator Ron Calderon, who's is just facing allegations of impropriety has been booted off all his committees.

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