State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is taking action against a fellow senator in trouble with the law.

Senator Rod Wright has been removed as chair of the Governmental Organization committee after he was convicted this week on felony fraud charges.  

Wright faces multiple counts of fraud and perjury for living outside the district he was elected to represent.  

He's looking at up to eight years in prison, but for now, Steinberg says he will not expel Wright or ask him to resign.