An FBI agent carries out a box as he leaves the Capitol office of State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Former Assemblyman Tom Calderon told the Sacramento Bee in an interview Wednesday that his work for a Southern California water agency was legitimate.
Calderon told the Bee he has "no idea" why his brother -- Sen. Ron Calderon-- offices were raided by the FBI. He declined to comment on whether he'd been contacted by the FBI, but did address his work with a local water board:
"You know, the enemies of Central Basin, I'm sure have talked to people and are making allegations of what my role was, but my role is my role," Calderon said. "I didn't make any decisions over there, I didn't advise the board directly. They made all the decisions."
About two weeks ago, FBI agents searched the offices of Sen. Ron Calderon,, a Democrat from the Los Angeles County city of Montebello. The agents carted away boxes from during the search that lasted more than six hours.
The Calderons are part of a political family that includes a third brother, former Assemblyman Charles Calderon.
Ron and Charles Calderon carried legislation that would have affected the water district.