A federal grand jury has indicted state senator Ron Calderon on 24-counts of political corruption. US Attorney Andre Birotte says the Southern California Democrat took kickbacks to support legislation to extend film industry tax credits and change workers' comp laws that brought massive profits to a Long Beach Medical Center...it's owner, has already plead guilty.
Calderon allegedly solicited and accepted approximately 100-thousand dollars in cash bribes as well as plane trips, gourmet dinners and trips to golf resorts.
It's said he funneled some of the money to his children and political groups that he and his brother controlled. Calderon could face upwards of 400 years in prison. He'll surrender himself on Monday.