FBI Says Calderon Took Bribes From Undercover Agents
FRESNO, California (KFSN) — State Senator Ronald Calderon (Wiki) is listed in the sealed FBI affidavit obtained by Al Jazeera America as the man who took in about $60 thousand to push for tax credits for a federal agent posing as a film executive.
Claims of bribery, corruption, and deceit are all listed in 125 page affidavit leaked to Al Jazeera America. The center of it all, Southern California State Senator Ron Calderon.
The federal paperwork served as the request for this rare upheaval in Sacramento this summer. FBI agents raided Calderon’s offices, at the time saying nothing about what they were tracking down. But the FBI Says Senator Calderon clearly took bribes in exchange for using his power on the California Film Commission.
Tony Capozzi said, “Obviously these undercover agents were very good because the legislators and the people working with him fell for it hook, line and sinker.”