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Inmate Information for Indicted L.A. City Councilman Posted Online

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via the L.A. County Sheriff's Department
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Well, you don't see this every day. Above is the inmate information for Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcon, who was indicted on 18 felony counts yesterday. He and his wife were released on their own recognizance after after the judge turned down the District Attorney's request for them to post a total of $70,000 for bail. According to the report, he was arrested at 2 p.m., booked at 3:43 p.m. and released at 4:15 p.m.

[For the record: an earlier version of this story said Alarcon and his wife posted bail. In fact, the D.A. requested they post bail, but it was rejected by the judge.]

The politician, who represents the northeast San Fernando Valley, is accused of not living in the council district he represents, as required by law. He says he didn't do anything wrong, but many believe District Attorneys don't go after a case like this unless they are 99.99% sure they can win. And as an added bonus, it's an election year and D.A. Steve Cooley is running for Attorney General.

Background Reading
- Councilman Richard Alarcon Indicted on 18 Felony Counts
- Staff for L.A. City Councilman, Accused of Not Living in his District, Called to Grand Jury
- Apparent Burglar Strikes City Councilman's House for the 2nd Time
- Councilman Alarcon, Accused of Not Living in his District, Blames Break-In