Jerry Brown gets OK to pardon convicted politician Roderick Wright

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2013, file photo, state Sen. Roderick Wright, D-Inglewood, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Wright, who was convicted on eight counts of perjury and voter fraud by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury, is expected to be sentenced Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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The California Supreme Court gave the green light Tuesday for Gov. Jerry Brown to pardon former state Sen. Roderick Wright, a Los Angeles-area Democrat who was convicted four years ago of perjury and voter fraud.

The state’s high court does not take a position on whether Brown should grant clemency. Instead, justices decide whether there is sufficient support for a pardon should the governor decide to grant one. In Wright’s case, the justices said there was.

Brown sought the court’s opinion, with his attorney Peter Krause writing: “Sen. Wright has devoted much of his life to public service, including serving six years in the California state Senate and six years in the California Assembly.”

Wright was convicted in 2014 of perjury and voter fraud after prosecutors said he lied about living in the Senate district that elected him in 2008. He served an hour in jail and 2½ years of probation. In addition, he was barred from running for office because of the felony convictions. …

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  1. This asshat was one arrogant SOB crooked politician whom played the race card to da max. They should KEEP him locked away where he can’t hurt anyone else with his lies and deceit! But because he was a great liberal and black, he will obtain a “get out of jail free” card courtesy of the devil-crats!

  2. An hour in jail huh , man, that was a real ordeal for him . Hope he doesn’t have some type of trauma from it . So I guess after about 12 years of being a government sanctioned criminal committing crimes against the citizens of the United States of America ( soon to be known as Azteca America or Alta California ) he was shown leniency for the fact that he was able to get away with it up until that time.
    Probably will get FULL RETIREMENT BENEFITS as well. That’l show “em.

  3. If “low level drug dealers” get a free pass back onto the streets, why not Rod? After all, what’s a little perjury and voter fraud among friends.

  4. Oh what a legacy Jerry Brown is leaving. Kinda makes you proud, doesn’t it?

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