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Former legislator receives 10-month sentence

LOS ANGELES — Former Montebello-area Assemblyman Tom Calderon was sentenced Sept. 12 to a 10-month split sentence of federal prison and electronic monitoring for helping conceal bribe money his brother, former Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon, received during an FBI sting. In imposing the sentence, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder said she took into account Read More…

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Another Calderon admits guilt in corruption probe

LOS ANGELES — Former state Sen. Ron Calderon agreed June 13 to plead guilty to a federal mail fraud charge, days after his brother, also a former lawmaker, admitted allowing bribe money earmarked for his sibling to be funneled through his firm. In his plea agreement, Calderon admitted that he accepted tens of thousands of Read More…

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Tom Calderon seeks to separate trial from his brother’s

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for onetime Assemblyman Tom Calderon want him tried separately from his brother, former state Sen. Ron Calderon, on federal corruption charges, according to court documents obtained May 27 by City News Service. According to a motion to sever the brothers’ cases, attorney Shepard Kopp wrote that “the majority of the evidence Read More…