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Richard Alarcon sentenced to 120 days in jail for lying

The home the Alarcon's claimed to occupy in Panorama City. Daily News photo.

Former state lawmaker and Los Angeles City Clouncil member Richard Alarcon got 120 days and 600 hours of community service in his old district in the Valley for his convictions on lying about his residency on voter forms. Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcon, were both banned from holding office in the future. Montes de Oca also received five years' probation and 400 hours of community service, but no jail time. "Richard Alarcon is not remorseful," deputy DA Michele Gilmer wrote in a sentencing memorandum. "He remains utterly unrepentant." Alarcon has said he would look to appeal his convictions.

Will this — and the 90-day sentence for state Sen. Roderick Wright — convince politicos to stop shading the edges of their residency claims for election purposes? should anybody really care? Who knows.

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