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Councilman Richard Alarcon Indicted on 18 Felony Counts

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L.A. City Councilmember Richard Alarcon, who has been accused of not living in the area for which he was elected as representative, has been indicted by an L.A. County grand jury on 18 felony charges, according to the Press-Telegram.

Alarcon and his wife could potentially face prison time "if convicted of perjury, voter fraud and other allegations."

When faced with allegations he did not reside in the Panorama City home he used as his address last year, Alarcon claimed his family had moved to a house outside his district in Sun Valley because they feared for their safety following a bizarre break-in. Several months later Alarcon reported the same man had broken in once again.

The Councilman continues to assert he did not break the law.