Wednesday Jun 05, 201304:25 PM GMT
FBI raids California Capitol building
Wed Jun 5, 2013 7:0AM
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Sen. Ron Calderon

 

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 said.

 

AHT/ARA

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