The are unconfirmed rumors spilling out of downtown offices that Richard Alarcon wants to "cop a plea" and avoid jail time for his felony voter registration fraud. His resignation and removal from City Council are a given. The concept of potential jail time for the "Fredo Corleone" of L.A. City politics, however, still hovers in the air.
Those in the know are hinting at the fact that the over 30 charges between he and his wife might just be a bit too much for the District Attorney to look the other way. Alarcon is in full damage-control mode right now.
Voters of the 7th Council District should be calling for Alarcons head right now.
District Attorney Steve Cooley might be about to make them very happy.
Sources are saying that Alarcon probably won't be able to avoid jail time.
I know this makes me very happy.
I have an intense dislike of Alarcon, based on his pathological dishonesty and his tendency to fill city positions with talentless relatives.
Now, with the revelation in media sources that Alarcon had almost no power or water use at his phony residence ... we may be seeing the final days of Richard Alarcon.
His career is over. His reputation in tatters.
Because just like Fredo Corleone, he thought he was smarter than everyone else.
We all know how things ended for Fredo.
Alarcon will probably only serve a small amount of time behind bars.