California Sen. Ron Calderon Flooded With Gifts While Facing Fbi Probe

The nonprofit group Californians for Diversity, which [source] is controlled by the senators brother, former Assemblyman Thomas Calderon, spent $265 to provide Sen. Calderon with gossip news a game of golf in September 2013, the lawmaker reported in his annual statement of economic interests. Sen. Calderon is on a leave of absence after pleading not guilty to federal charges that he accepted nearly $100,000 in bribes, some of that amount from an undercover FBI agent posing as a film mogul seeking legislation to expand tax credits for independent films. read this The indictment last month alleges that Sen. Calderon directed undercover FBI agents to make bribe payments to Californians for Diversity, which in turn paid $13,000 to a consulting firm run by Thomas Calderon. The indictment says that on Feb. 14, 2013, Sen. Full story:,0,1694695.story