By Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prosecutors say they’ll retry former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon for perjury and voter fraud.

The county district attorney’s office said Friday that it remains confident the evidence shows Alarcon and his wife, Flora, broke the law.

The couple was convicted in 2014. Authorities said they claimed to live in Panorama City so that Alarcon could represent that City Council district but actually lived outside the district, in Sun Valley.

An appeals court overturned the convictions in January, ruling that the jury received improper instructions from the judge.

Alarcon’s attorney, Richard Lasting, says he’ll file a motion to have the case dismissed.



Alarcon currently is running for Congress against incumbent Tony Cardenas, a Los Angeles Democrat.

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