Roderick Wright

State Sen. Roderick Wright, with his attorney Winston Kevin McKesson, left, listens to a judge after jury convicted him in January of fraud and perjury for living outside his Senate district. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

By Patrick McGreevy
Novembver 10, 2014

Attorneys for former state Sen. Roderick Wright said Monday they have filed a notice of appeal of Wright’s conviction on charges of perjury and voter fraud for lying about living in his district.

The notice begins the process of preparing the record of the trial court in which a jury found Wright guilty of eight felonies and a Superior Court judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail, 1,500 hours of community service and three years’ probation. County jail officials, citing jail overcrowding, released Wright as soon as he was processed, in about an hour and a half, without serving any jail time.

An appeal will not likely be heard until mid to late 2015, according to Fred Woocher, who is handling the appeal along with San Francisco attorney John W. Kecker.

Wright resigned from the Senate after his sentencing in September. The notice of appeal is dated Nov. 4.

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