After three delays, suspended state Sen. Rod Wright, who was convicted of eight felonies in January for living outside the district he represents, is finally due in court this morning for sentencing. Will the fourth time be the charm?
Prosecutors are seeking six months of jail time for the Baldwin Hills Democrat, while Wright is asking the judge to throw out the jury’s verdict and grant him a new trial. He argues that a second home in Inglewood met the legal definition for his domicile and he was qualified to run for office in that district.
“I’ve never seen anything that says if you have more than one residence, the place where you spend the most time is your domicile,” Wright told The Sacramento Bee last month. “I’ve never read anything in statute that said the nicest place, the place where you spend the most time, the place where you have the most of your stuff, none of those are things I’ve ever seen that spoke to that.”
“All I know how to do is follow the law as I understand it.”
Stay tuned to Capitol Alert this morning for coverage of Wright’s sentencing from Laurel Rosenhall .