California state Sen. Ron Calderon speaks for 1st time since FBI raided his offices

Ron Calderon

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State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Monterey Park, left, smiles as he walks through the Capitol with his brother, former assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, after his early primary measure was approved by the Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 6, 2007.

In his first public appearance since the FBI raided his capitol offices in Sacramento last week, state Sen. Ron Calderon declined to answer questions about the incident — but he did make a brief statement.
Calderon said that when the FBI raided his offices, he immediately retained  prominent defense attorney Mark Geragos, who will be handling questions from here on out.

Calderon said that he had a lot of unanswered questions himself — and that the week had been hard for him and his family.

“It’s been very stressful and very hard on all of us," Calderon said. "We’re all anxious to put this behind us and to carry on normal life.”
Calderon took the rest of last week off for “personal reasons.” He says he’s anxious now to get to back to  work.
Calderon plans to continue working through the rest of the legislative session this year — attending hearings and getting his bills passed.

The FBI has said it searched Calderon’s offices as part of an investigation into 'allegations of criminal activity.' Federal officials have not filed any charges against Calderon.

This story has been updated.

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