U.S. ordered to answer Calderon's complaint

Former state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, speaks at a news conference at the Capitol on June 10, 2013. | Manny Crisostomo The Sacramento Bee file

Capitol Alert
May 19, 2015
By Alexei Koseff
akoseff@sacbee.com

Former state Sen. Ron Calderon’s corruption trial has been postponed for a third time. It is now scheduled to begin on March 1, 2016, a delay of nearly seven months.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, which is prosecuting Calderon, confirmed that the new start date was approved during a pretrial hearing on Monday, but had no comment on the delay.

Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello, was indicted in February 2014 on 24 counts including bribery, money laundering and tax fraud, which carry a maximum sentence of 400 years in prison. His brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, also faces seven counts of money laundering.

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