Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon has agreed to plead guilty to a corruption charge, prosecutors said Monday.
In the plea agreement filed Monday, Calderon admits accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official acts as a legislator, according to the Los Angeles U.S. attorney's office. His trial had been set for July.
His brother, former Assemblyman Thomas Calderon, pleaded guilty last week to a federal money laundering charge for allowing bribe money earmarked for his brother to be funneled through his firm. A sentecing hearing in that case is scheduled for September.
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Ron Calderon's agreement calls for him to plead guilty to one count of mail fraud through the deprivation of honest services in a case that has been pending since 2014, according to proseuctors.
Calderon's attorney could not be immediately reached for comment by phone.