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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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Judge to hear request for Calderon case dismissal

LOS ANGELES — A judge indicated she would deny an attempt by former state Sen. Ron Calderon’s attorneys to have the federal corruption case against him thrown out based on allegations that prosecutors engaged in “outrageous government conduct” by leaking a sealed, 124-page affidavit detailing the FBI’s investigation to a cable news network. However, U.S. Read More…