State Sen. Ron Calderon Pleads Not Guilty in Corruption Case

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State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, indicted last week on corruption charges and accused of taking $100,000 in bribes, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday afternoon.


State Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) is shown in an official photo.

Calderon was taken into custody Monday morning after surrendering to authorities. He is expected to be released on a $50,000 surety bond, signed by his wife.

Calderon, 56, faces 24 counts of fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and aiding in the filing of false tax returns.

A trial date was scheduled for April 22. Calderon wore a light blue, button-down shirt and was handcuffed and chained at the waist.

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