- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon has completed his house arrest sentence for voter fraud.

The Los Angeles Daily News (https://bit.ly/1yLHWfd ) says Alarcon’s 51-day sentence ended Saturday.

Alarcon and his wife were convicted of perjury and voter fraud in July. Prosecutors say they claimed to live within his council district but actually lived outside of it. They’re appealing the verdict.

Alarcon told the Daily News on Monday that during his house arrest, he wore an electronic monitoring device and couldn’t leave his Mission Hills home to take out the trash or put up Christmas lights.

However, he was allowed to drive to work and travel for meetings. After his arrest ended, he took his young daughter to a toy store.

He still must complete 600 hours of community service.

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