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Ex-Assemblyman Tom Calderon is sentenced to a year in federal custody in bribery case

Ex-Assemblyman Tom Calderon is sentenced to a year in federal custody in bribery case

Former California Assemblyman Tom Calderon, a member of a now disgraced California political dynasty, was sentenced Monday to a year in federal custody for laundering bribes taken by his brother.

Citing Calderon’s significant health problems, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder showed some leniency, ordering Calderon to serve only the first half of the sentence in prison. For the second half, Calderon will wear an electronic monitoring device and live under house arrest.

The punishment, which sends Calderon to prison for significantly less time than the 18 to 24 months called for under federal sentencing guidelines,...

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