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STATE SENATOR CHARGED
Accused California legislator's brother pleads not guilty in corruption scandal
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 8:03 PM EST
A former lawmaker charged in a corruption probe along with his state senator brother has pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles court.
His bail was set at $25,000. He was ordered to surrender his passport, stay in the continental U.S. and appear for a jury trial starting April 15.
Ron Calderon was charged with accepting $100,000 in bribes, lavish trips and no-show jobs for his children in exchange for pushing legislation to benefit a hospital engaged in billing fraud and a film industry tax scheme that actually was an FBI sting.