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FEB 06, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Mass. House considers expulsion of jailed member

The House is weighing a recommendation from its Ethics Committee that called for the expulsion of state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, a Boston Democrat who is serving a six-month jail sentence after being convicted last month of assaulting a former girlfriend. The panel also said a request by Henriquez that he be granted a six-month leave of absence while serving his sentence was incompatible with House rules or the state constitution. The last time a member of the House was expelled was in 1916, when Rep. Harry Foster was dismissed after an investigation found he "collected money from people ... Read More

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