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Update on the alleged FBI bribery sting of Sen. Ron Calderon

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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, California state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The FBI searched the offices of Calderon and the Legislature's Latino caucus on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, but would not disclose the reason for the investigation. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) Rich Pedroncelli/AP

What if the film "Argo" and the TV show "House of Cards" had a baby?

The plot might look something like the reports surrounding an FBI affidavit about alleged criminal behavior by California state senator Ron Calderon.

RELATED: Update: Calderon targeted in Hollywood bribery sting; leak under investigation (timeline)

This week, the TV network Al Jazeera reported on what it said was a sealed — and leaked —investigation in which undercover agents sought Calderon's legislative clout in return for nearly $60,000 in bribe money.

The sting also reportedly involved the creation of a phony Hollywood movie studio and Twitter account.

So far no one has been able to verify the affidavit, and Calderon has denied wrongdoing through his attorney, Mark Garagos. For more on where the investigation stands, we're joined by former federal prosecutor and Loyola Law professor Laurie Levenson.

Then, John Myers, political editor of News 10 in Sacramento joins the show with how the political implications of this news. 

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