Despite having one round of charges dismissed, Los Angeles Councilman Richard Alarcon still has legal battles to face. Shortly after the charges were dismissed, the District Attorney re-filed voter fraud and perjury charges.
The charges arise from alleged illegal actions dating back to 2006 when the District Attorney compliant claims that Alarcon falsified candidate filing papers to qualify to run for office.
According to the District Attorney’s version of the events, Alarcon did not live in the 7th district, instead residing in Sun Valley. Alcaron claims that he and his wife lived in the Sun Valley house during a renovation, which was delayed by vandalism.
Alcaron’s wife is also accused of three counts of perjury and three counts of fraud.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Moving swiftly after a judge dismissed its case, the district attorney’s office refiled 24 perjury and voter-fraud charges late Thursday afternoon against Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes De Oca Alarcon.
The new charges make the same allegations as a case thrown out by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy on Thursday morning, accusing the Alarcons of lying about living in a house in Panorama City so that the councilman could run for his 7th District office.
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