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Ex-CalPERS official Villalobos commits suicide
Ex-CalPERS official Villalobos commits suicide

A former state pension board member at the center of a long-running influence-peddling scandal that rocked state government committed suicide Tuesday, just weeks before the start of his federal trial on bribery and fraud charges. Police in Reno confirmed that former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Alfred J.R. Villalobos, 71, took his own life in the city where he lived in recent years. The Washoe County medical examiners office declined to provide further details. Villalobos was a California Public Employees' Retirement System board member from 1993 to 1995, and then became a high-stakes placement agent helping hedge funds and others win CalPERS business. Last year, he was indicted in...