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Judge sends former legislator to prison for three and a half years

LOS ANGELES — Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Oct. 21 to 3 1/2 years behind bars in what a federal judge called “a true public corruption case” that also involved the ex-lawmaker’s brother. Calderon, 59, also was sentenced to serve a year of supervised release, including 150 hours of community service, following his Read More…

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Former legislator pleads guilty to money laundering

MONTEBELLO — Former Democratic Assemblyman Tom Calderon pleaded guilty June 6 to a federal money laundering charge in a corruption case that also involves his brother, former state Sen. Ron Calderon. Tom Calderon admitted before U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder that he helped conceal bribe money his brother was receiving from undercover agents working for Read More…

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Calderon attorney accuses prosecutors of leaking affidavit

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Ron Calderon allege in court papers that federal corruption charges against their client should be thrown out because prosecutors engaged in “outrageous government conduct” by leaking a sealed, 124-page affidavit detailing the FBI’s investigation of the ex-state senator to a cable news network. Although Calderon’s defense believes the alleged 2013 Read More…