Skip to comments.Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes [Ron Calderon]
Posted on 10/21/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Charged in a corruption scandal that could have sent him to prison for three lifetimes, former Sen. Ron Calderon dropped his entrapment defense, pleaded guilty and admitted taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento.
As he faces sentencing Friday, though, prosecutors say Calderon is not taking responsibility for his actions and has presented a whimsical and revisionist view of his conduct in an effort to serve no time behind bars for graft that lined his own pockets and helped put his children through college.
Federal prosecutors asked for a 5-year prison term in a blistering brief that mocked Calderon for making false and misleading claims about bribes he accepted and distorting his previous admissions in court.
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And just to think, if his name was Hillary Clinton he wouldn’t be facing this punishment. Tough luck.
Party not mentioned in the first couple of paragraphs.
99% sure he is a Democrat.
What a surprise, Big Media dutifully neglected to mention his political party, and refused to say that his crime was a felony.
Dem of course. Easily found with a quick search.
You can be 100 percent sure now.
Yep. If he was a Republican, then his party affiliation would be in both the headline and in the lead sentence.
Should have had a foundation.
“99% sure he is a Democrat. “
Yes, he was a SoCal Beaner RAT! Our legislature is now full of them. They’ve driven out most of the $hitty Blacks and have replaced them. For awhile, our State Senate was in “turmoil” with THREE RATS UNDER INDICTMENT! They were having a hard time conducting their crooked business because those indicted would not resign from office until forced to by being convicted, but the RAT “leadership” had to ban them from their seats. I am not sure, but I think Calderon is the last of them. I know that one of the others was LELAND YEE the gunrunning Chinese from SF who has already gone to the graybar hotel. Can’t recall who #3 was.
Is that about right?
The sentencing in U.S. District Court brings an end to an ugly chapter in California politics that saw three state Democratic senators indicted in 2014. It also tarnishes what was a Calderon political dynasty in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
They don’t mention his party affiliation.
You’d have to guess he was a crooked Democrat...
Mark my words that if Donald Trump is elected President then he will eventually go to Prison for life unless he carefully ensures that he is always being above-board. I believe that any of you that may disagree with me on this are naiive. Up until now he has been a private citizen who doesn’t have official responsibilities. However once he takes office then he will be targeted 24/7 for everything he does, all the decisions he makes (such as appointments), and especially all the laws that must be executed. The Justice department is going to be kept super-busy having to go get court injunctions left/right to have stays put on all the laws/regulations he simply won’t have the resources to enforce. I can well imagine they’ll need to have some template put into place where they can get a court order specifying that the execution is on hold until Congress can provide sufficient appropriations via law of X dollars for FY18, Y dollars for FY19, Z dollars for FY20, and anything beyond that subject to Congressional redetermination. Then if Congress passes a law on 65% margins to fund it then he can still veto it anyway; though if they override him (after he gets on TV for an hour blasting them for being irrresponsible with taxpayer resources) then he’ll have to execute the law. Do you really think that all the special interests who own Congress are going to just roll over and play dead? Nope, that’s why he needs to have several very ethical/honest and Constitutionally-loyal lawyers carefully monitoring all that he does & he needs to trust them & never go around them.
It’s five paragraphs in. Of course, GOP would be in the headline and “Republican” in the first paragraph.
What, you mean like with saying it was not his "intent", or something?
Taking bribes in exchange for influence yet Hillary walks free so much for law yes Gracey we have a banana republic.