Friday, January 31, 2014

Democrats in CA Keep Convicted Felon Rod Wright, Internet Gaming Supporter In State Senate

State Sen. Roderick Wright will remain a member of California's upper house until an appeal is decided on his eight felony convictions for lying about where he lived.

But the Democratic lawmaker from Inglewood is being removed as chairman of the powerful Senate Governmental Organization Committee, which oversees gambling and liquor laws. He was allowed to keep his membership on the Senate's budget, energy and human services committees.

"Unless and until there is a final conviction for a felony," state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) told reporters, "I do not believe it is appropriate or necessary to expel Sen. Wright or ask him to resign."

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Anonymous said...

As long as these politicians keep getting away with their corruption so to will the tribal councils, no one is honest anymore, this is so sad to see.

Anonymous said...

Rep. Alcee Hastings' 30-year-old legal bills are still weighing on him, making him one of the poorest members of Congress.

The Florida representative owes between $2.1 and $7.4 million in lawyers' fees that stem from when he was a federal judge and was charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for soliciting a $150,000 bribe in return for reducing the sentences of two mob-connected felons convicted in court. Hastings was acquitted in 1983 but was impeached by the U.S. Senate and removed from the bench in 1989, according to Senate records. Four years later, he was elected to the House. Remember these are eclectic position so who's to blame