A Superior Court judge dismissed felony voter fraud charges against City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife Thursday morning, saying the District Attorney failed to provide the grand jury with evidence that might have exonerated the couple.
Loyola law professor Jessica Levinson, who teaches election law, said
the judge was holding the prosecution to the letter of the law in its
presentation of the case of the grand jury.
"I do think this decision shows the frustration the judge felt with the
prosecution case," Levinson said. "It also shows how easy it is to get
an indictment from a grand jury."
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