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Is Sen. Ron Calderon's Political Career Over?

 
Is Sen. Ron Calderon's Political Career Over?
Posted Tuesday, February 25th 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

State Senator Ron Calderon's political career now could be over as he faces federal corruption charges.  

His colleagues say Calderon has just one week to resign or take a leave of absence, or he'll face a suspension vote by the Senate.  

That announcement comes after Calderon was indicted on 26 counts of taking bribes to influence legislation and surrendered to federal authorities yesterday.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mack Jenkins says he confident with case against the senator.

"It's the first step in a long process of seeking out justice for corrupt politicians and officials," Jenkins said. 

Calderon pleaded not guilty and is free after posting bail of $50,000.  

His attorney says people shouldn't be in a rush to judge him.  

State Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is among those who want Calderon to resign. 

Steinberg spoke with KFBK on Tuesday morning, and this is what he said:

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