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'My reputation is destroyed': Former state Sen. Ron Calderon sentenced to 42 months in prison in corruption case

'My reputation is destroyed': Former state Sen. Ron Calderon sentenced to 42 months in prison in corruption case

Former state Sen. Ronald Calderon, once the most powerful member of a politically influential family, was sentenced Friday in Los Angeles to 42 months in prison after he pleaded guilty in a federal corruption case.

The Montebello Democrat, who served in the state Senate for eight years ending in 2014, admitted in a plea deal in June that he had accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from undercover FBI agents and a hospital executive in return for official favors.

Federal prosecutors had asked for a five-year sentence for a charge for...

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