A grand jury returned the eight count indictment with five of those counts covering voter fraud stemming from Wright living in different residence than the one he claimed when he filed for election. The problem that has arisen for Wright is that while he does own an apartment complex inside his district, very few people actually believe he lives there. His palatial Inglewood home is the more likely place of residence for Wright and the state Attorney General believes that the apartment complex is merely a smoke screen for the state legislator.
Before this indictment Wright’s claim to fame was most likely the fact that he actually brought a bill that would have allowed sports gambling to California. Wright’s claim was that California was losing revenue thanks to the number of residents who were traveling just next door to Nevada when they wanted to put their money down on games. Wright wanted to bring a new stream of revenue to the state by keeping the millions of dollars inside the state. Whether another senator is willing to pick up Wright’s cause now that his reputation has been tarnished remains to be seen.