Ex-councilman Alarcon reports to jail, gets house arrest and a bracelet

Thumbnail image for richard-alarcon-2013-dn.jpgThe lawyer for convicted former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon says his client will report to a county jail facility today to begin serving a 120-day sentence. Because of the way jail actually works in Los Angeles County, he may get out almost immediately. That's what happened when former state Assemblyman Rod Wright reported to jail in October for a 90-day sentence, and served just hours due to overcrowding. Alarcon was told to turn himself in on Dec. 10 but he asked to move up his start date to today. He was convicted in July of voter fraud and perjury over living at a different address than the home he listed on official forms.

Alarcon's wife, Flora Montes de Oca Alarcón, was convicted too but did not get any jail time.

Update: What actually happened is that Alarcon was fitted with an electronic monitoring device and sent home under house arrest for 51 days.

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