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February 21, 2014

Calderon Bribe Case – Indictment

Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, have been indicted by federal authorities on multiple criminal charges, including money laundering.

Ron Calderon faces 24 charges including bribery, money laundering and tax fraud, which carry a maximum sentence of 400 years in prison, U.S Attorney André Birotte Jr. said during a press conference today in Los Angeles. Calderon agreed to surrender to authorities on Monday, Birotte said.

Tom Calderon faces seven counts of money laundering and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.

Michael Drobot, the former CEO of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, has made a plea deal with authorities and admitted paying bribes to Ron Calderon, Birotte said.

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