[env-trinity] FBI raids California Capitol building (over water contract complaints of Big Money involvement)

Joshua Allen trinityjosh at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 10:56:02 PDT 2013

FBI raids California Capitol building

FBI agents raided Tuesday the office of California state Senator Ron
Calderon and another location in the state Capitol.

“This afternoon, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation served
search warrants in the state Capitol at the office of Senator Ron Calderon
and in the Legislative Office Building at the Latino Legislative Caucus
office. Those warrants are sealed by order of the federal court; therefore
we have no further information,” CBS quoted Senate Chief Sergeant-at-Arms
Tony Beard as saying.

Law enforcement officials said the agents were looking for evidence for an
investigation during the raids, the LA Times reported.

Calderon represents Montebello, Whittier, Bell, Pico Rivera, South Gate and
La Mirada, among other cities.

The search may be due to complaints about the “big money” water contract
awards, including one that went to the senator’s brother, Tom Calderon.

Sources with knowledge of the probe said, the FBI’s move is part of a
broader public corruption investigation in Los Angeles County, the Times
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