State Sen. Calderon surrenders in corruption case, pleads not guilty
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- State Sen. Ron Calderon surrendered to authorities on Monday on multiple corruption charges involving bribes, kickbacks and fraud.
Calderon, 56, was arraigned in downtown Los Angeles Monday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty.
Bail was set at $50,000. His wife signed an appearance bond and Calderon was released. He was ordered to surrender his passport and his travel was limited to the continental US.
A jury trial was set for April 22.
The lawmaker from Montebello was indicted on 24 counts last week, accused of taking more than $100,000 in cash bribes, along with trips and dinners in exchange for supporting legislation.
Calderon denies any wrongdoing. His brother Tom Calderon, a former state lawmaker who now works as a lobbyist, pleaded not guilty on Friday to several money laundering charges for allegedly funneling bribe money through a nonprofit group and consulting company he operates.
Tom Calderon is free on bail, with a tentative trial date scheduled for April 15.
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