An ongoing federal investigation of a California senator is roiling the Democratic leadership in Sacramento and threatens to complicate relations in the majority party when lawmakers reconvene in January.
Calderon is accused of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Al Jazeera America.
A state senator, whose capitol office was raided by federal agents in June, is now reportedly facing bribery charges.
The FBI started seeking information about the business and political dealings of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom as long ago as 2005.
The FBI investigation of state Sen. Ron Calderon involves legislation he introduced for a Los Angeles-area water district that uses his brother as a consultant, according to two people questioned by federal agents.
State Sen. Ron Calderon has been under investigation in the past for his financial dealings, though no enforcement action was taken at the time.
That investigation was in the works for two years prior, when the FBI set up fake companies such as Peachstate and Shrimp Company out of West Sacramento to catch lawmakers accepting bribes.
A day after an FBI search of State Sen. Ron Calderon’s capitol and Southern California offices, senate leadership is talking about what happened.
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Federal investigators searched the capitol office of State Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello).