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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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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…