Politic365

 
 


Grito

5:15pm June 5, 2013

Updated: FBI Raids Sen. Ron Calderon’s Office

dsc0018.preview

Yesterday, the FBI raided the office of California State Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) in the Capitol. In addition to searching Senator Calderon’s office, the FBI also entered the office of the Latino Legislative Caucus.

According to reports, the agents would not comment on why they were searching the Senator’s office citing a sealed court order.

The Calderon family has been involved in the state legislature since 1983. Senator Ron Calderon’s nephew, Ian, currently serves in the state assembly.

Calderon’s attorney, Mark Geragos, told the press, “This is a leak from the U.S. Department of Justice. They should be ashamed of themselves. If I could shed more light on this, I would.”

Senator Ron Calderon has come under scrutiny for ethics violations before for violating campaign finance rules. Last year, the Fair Political Practices Commission sent Calderon a warning letter for failing to file campaign finance reports.

UPDATED 12:39 pm 6/5/13:  According to State Senator Ricardo Lara, the second room that was searched by the FBI yesterday was not an office for the Latino Legislative Caucus, instead it was an additional room for Senator Calderon. Lara told the LA Times, “They attribute the mistake to an old roster. In any event, the Latino Caucus stands ready to assist the Justice Department and do whatever we can to bring this to a speedy resolution.”

 

 



About the Author

Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com.




 
 

 
cornyn56

Republican Senator Drops “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Committee Name

Just Another Moment in GOP Growth and Opportunity. Just in case anyone is wondering how the new Republican controlled Senate will deal with civil rights issues, wonder no more.  There’s a new Republican Chairman of the ...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
1

 
 
ferg87

Only African American on St. Louis Board of Elections Removed

“When you have a county that has at least 45 percent minority population you would hope that would be reflected on the St. Louis County Board of Elections. As of right now every single member of the St. Louis County Board...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
2

 
 
AC-Ferg-1

Positive Vibes From Ferguson Activists After Dinner With Black Caucus

Youth Movement.  ”Where do I start?  How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another gut-punch from a second, third, and fourth.  The nam...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
3

 

Advertisement
 
ferg8

Eight Ferguson Related Bills in Congress

FERGUSON LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.  Think that Ferguson related legislation can’t pass the Republican controlled House and Senate? Think again. What is the one issue that congressional Republicans and Democrats have found rar...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
6

 
 
5665183743_3604a2686f_b

Childhood poverty: majority of U.S. public school students eligible for free or reduced lunch

Rising income inequality in the U.S. has produced a startling statistic: 51% of U.S. public school children in pre-K through 12th grade were eligible under the federal program for free and reduced-price lunches in the 2012-201...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 




One Comment


  1. “These are not like the Chinese government often accuses or just states — terrorists,” said Mr. Seytoff, the president of the Uyghur American Association. “The Chinese repressive policies have driven some ordinary Uighurs into the ultimate desperation.” Jordans For Sale online http://www.bookyards.com/jordan/index.php



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>