State Rep. Carlos Henriquez was handed a two-and-a-half year sentence with six months of jail time in an assault case.
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The Massachusetts House voted 146-5 today to expel state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, despite his spirited defense delivered from the floor of the House. Henriquez, who was convicted in January on two counts of assault on a woman, maintained his innocence.
Jailed Massachusetts state Rep. Carlos Henriquez returned to the State House in handcuffs twice in the last week to appear before the House Ethics Committee — the first step in the Legislature’s process to strip him of his seat.
The details of what happened on the night of July 8, 2012 remain sketchy, but the end result is not: convicted of assault, state Rep. Carlos Henriquez has been sentenced to six months in prison and will likely lose his 5th Suffolk District seat.