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Calendar sheds light on indicted ex-Sen. Ronald Calderon's actions

Calendar sheds light on indicted ex-Sen. Ronald Calderon's actions

Former state Sen. Ronald Calderon of Montebello, before his indictment on federal bribery and corruption charges in 2014, set up meetings with top legislative leaders to discuss bills affecting the people who prosecutors alleged paid him off, Senate records released Tuesday show. Federal prosecutors have said the lawmakers Calderon met with, including current Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and former Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), are not targets of the investigation. Calderon's legislative calendars could corroborate allegations in the federal indictment that Calderon, a Democrat, was arranging meetings with fellow lawmakers while allegedly...

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