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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31:  California State senator Leland Yee (C) leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. State Senator Leland Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Suspended Calif. Sen. Leland Yee Due In Federal Court Tuesday

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee is due back in federal court for his alleged role in a San Francisco political corruption and organized crime case.

04/08/2014

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UPDATE: Calderon Pleads Not Guilty, Steinberg Calls On Senator To Step Down

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State Sen. Ron Calderon has pleaded not guilty to multiple corruption counts involving bribes, kickbacks and fraud. U.S. attorney’s spokesman Thom Mrozek says Calderon was taken into custody in Los […]

02/24/2014

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Senate President Calls On Calderon To Resign After Federal Indictment

Federal agents have filed corruption charges against embattled California state senator Ron Calderon.

02/21/2014

Former Bell city official Angela Spaccio at her corruption trial. (Getty Images)

Defense: Bell Official Overpaid, But Not Criminal

Former Bell city official was overpaid but not a criminal, her lawyer said in closing arguments in her corruption trial.

11/22/2013

Bell California City Council Members Arraigned On Corruption Charges

Ex-Mayor Of Bell, Calif. Convicted Of Criminal Charges In Corruption Case

The former mayor of the tiny California city of Bell has been convicted and five charges in a massive corruption case against him and five other ex-elected officials.

03/20/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012