FBI Started Asking About CA Lawmaker Years Ago

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI started seeking information about the business and political dealings of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother Tom, a former state assemblyman, as long ago as 2005.

The investigation came to light Tuesday when agents raided Ron Calderon's offices in Sacramento.

Three people who have spoken multiple times with the FBI told The Associated Press on Thursday that agents initially were interested in virtually anything involving the brothers but more recently narrowed their questions to issues surrounding the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which paid Tom Calderon $11,000 per month as a consultant.

Agents also wanted to know about Ron's involvement in legislation affecting the district.

The three include current and former Los Angeles County elected officials, and a man who runs a watchdog website under a pseudonym.

All spoke on condition of anonymity because of concern the FBI would be upset by public comments about an ongoing investigation

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