Calderon investigation |

Timeline: The FBI's investigation of Ron Calderon

| On June 4, the FBI raided the offices of L.A. State Senator Ron Calderon. We look back at Calderon's past and his relationship with the Central Basin Water District— a public agency that is also under federal scrutiny.

Central Basin Water District drowning in legal fees

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As it searches for unaccounted-for funds, deals with an FBI probe and fights various lawsuits, Central Basin has spent as much as 26 percent of its budget on attorneys.

Calderon: Calif. Ethics Committee hires outside counsel in FBI case

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The State Senate committee retains a prominent legal firm to help dig through the federal investigation into State Sen. Ron Calderon.

California commission investigating donation made by Latino Caucus

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The Fair Political Practices Commission seeks clarity on a donation made by a PAC run by the Latino Caucus to a nonprofit tied to Ron and Tom Calderon.

Watchdog agency declines to investigate state Sen. de Leon

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California's political watchdog agency has declined to open an investigation into a lawmaker whose name has surfaced in a federal investigation of a state senator.

What happened to $2.7m in Central Basin's trust fund?

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The water district transferred $2.7 million into a secret trust fund set up to create an EIR for a water project. One board member called it a "slush fund."

Judge orders feds to respond to Calderon retaliation allegations

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A federal judge has ordered the government to respond to allegations by state Sen. Calderon that the FBI retaliated against him for not cooperating in a sting. Read the order here.

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Calderon says feds asked him to secretly record Senate colleagues

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State Senator Ron Calderon's allegations come in a federal complaint, which accuses the FBI of retaliating against him for his refusal to participate in a sting.