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Alarcon Says All Those Allegations About Where He Lives are 'simply incorrect'

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Though the grand jury indicted District 7 Councilman Richard Alarcon yesterday on 18 felony counts stemming from allegations he does not reside at his given address within his district, Alarcon continues to assert his innocence.

In a statement issued yesterday, Alarcon insists that he and his wife, Flora, have lived at 14451 Nordhoff Street in Panorama City since November 2006, adding: "That home remains my and my wife’s permanent residence, and we live there full-time with our two daughters. Any allegations to the contrary are simply incorrect."

Further, Alarcon stresses that the charges against him are not about his work as a councilman, but simply about his address. "I have not been accused of any wrongdoing in office, and there has never been a moment when I did not work my hardest to represent my community, to meet its needs, and to solve its problems," says Alarcon. Community leaders who support Alarcon have called a meeting for 10:45 this morning in Panorama City to discuss how they can help the Councilman.

Full text of Alarcon's statement after the jump.