Calderon investigation: Court papers reveal informants in corruption sting

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Newly unsealed court documents say one of California state Sen. Ron Calderon's own aides and a former member of the state Assembly staff assisted the FBI in the corruption sting that ensnared the politician.

The papers gave new details of the FBI's six-year investigation of Calderon and his brother, Tom, a former assemblyman. Both men face trial in September on corruption charges.

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The documents refer to FBI informants known by the pseudonyms "Steve" and "Sam" who met regularly with investigators and shared texts and emails from Calderon.

Steve was described as holding a high-level position on Ron Calderon's staff and Sam as previously holding a high level advisory position in the California Assembly.

Ron Calderon is charged in a 24-count federal indictment with accepting $100,000 in bribes, among other charges.

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