Sen. Roderick Wright wins court delay
Wright's next court date is for a pretrial conference Oct. 31.
The veteran lawmaker was indicted two years ago by a county grand jury on eight felony counts. Prosecutors allege that he lied about living in a rental unit he owns in order to qualify to run for state Senate in 2008. They said his real residence is a home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district.
Wright has pleaded not guilty to all counts.
The district that Wright seeks election to is overwhelmingly Democratic. His opponent is a little-known, underfunded Republican and Wright is expected to win handily.
It remained unclear whether Wright would be forced to leave office if he is convicted of the charges.
Photo: State Sen. Roderick Wright in 2010. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press