2014-02-21T201709Z_1_CBREA1K1KCP00_RTROPTP_2_USA-CALIFORNIA-CORRUPTION

California lawmaker indicted on bribery, corruption charges

File photo of California State Senator Ron Calderon in SacramentoBy Dan Whitcomb and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California state senator has been indicted on federal charges that he took $100,000 in bribes from a businessman and from undercover FBI agents posing as Hollywood movie executives in exchange for steering legislation in their favor, prosecutors said on Friday. Democrat Ron Calderon, 56, has agreed to turn himself in on Monday to face two dozen counts of bribery, fraud, money laundering and other charges, U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte said at a news conference to announce the charges. “Senator Calderon is accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes and using the powers of his elected office to enrich himself and his brother Tom, rather than for the benefit of the public he was sworn to serve,” Birotte said. State senate leader Darrell Steinberg called on Calderon, a veteran legislator and member of a political dynasty going back several decades in California, to resign or take a leave of absence.

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