Watch CBS News

Inglewood Lawmaker Gets 90 Days In Jail For Lying About Legal Residence

LOS ANGELES ( — State Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Fiday to 90 days in jail for lying about his legal residence.

Wright was convicted of perjury in January of lying about his residence in the first of three unrelated cases against lawmakers that cast a shadow over the Legislature, The Associated Press reported.

Wright was also ordered Friday to complete 1,500 hours of community service. He will be on probation for three years.

Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy said last week's postponement would be the last. She said there is a lot of public interest in having the case resolved.

Prosecutors wanted Wright to serve six months in jail home confinement and want him to be permanently barred from holding public office.

McKesson said while his client was expecting to serve some jail time, he still feels upbeat.

"He feels comfortable that he did what he thought was right," said McKesson.

The Inglewood Democrat has been ordered to surrender by October 31, but his attorneys are expected to ask for a new trial.

The district Wright represents also includes cities such as Gardena, Compton, Long Beach, Torrance and Wilmington.

(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.