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Councilman Alarcón, Accused of Not Living in his District, Blames Break-In

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An issue raised years ago has resurfaced once again as neighbors of Councilmember Richard Alarcón say they haven't seen him around in recent months. Such accusations have led to an investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, according to the LA Times. Two search warrants were served earlier this week to homes owned by Alarcon's wife--one within his Council District 7 and another in Council District 2. Both homes are in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.

Back in 2007, Alarcón wanted his district boundaries to be redrawn. If that happened, both of his wife's homes--she was then his fiancee--would be within the district.

Today, the councilmember admitted to not living in his district because he feared for his safety after a burglary in October. A squatter took over his home for less than two days, he told the LA Times. The apparent "mentally ill man broke into his house, changed the locks on at least three doors and destroyed his possessions, including many of his clothes," the paper described.