Crime & Justice

Calderon corruption charges: Lawyers seek delay of trial against ex-senator

In this Monday June 10, 2013, file photo State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, left, holds a brief news conference during first appearance at the Capitol following the FBI raid of his offices in Sacramento, Calif. Lawyers for both sides have asked that the public corruption trial be moved from May 19 to Aug. 11.
In this Monday June 10, 2013, file photo State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, left, holds a brief news conference during first appearance at the Capitol following the FBI raid of his offices in Sacramento, Calif. Lawyers for both sides have asked that the public corruption trial be moved from May 19 to Aug. 11.
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Lawyers are seeking to further delay the public corruption trial of former state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother until August.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers filed a stipulation Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court to move the trial from May 19 to Aug. 11 because they need to review about 280,000 pages of evidence.

The Montebello Democrat has pleaded not guilty to accepting $100,000 in bribes and trips in exchange for pushing workers' compensation legislation and a film industry tax credit scheme that was actually an FBI sting. His term expired at the end of the year.

Thomas Calderon, a former lawmaker-turned-lobbyist, has pleaded not guilty to laundering bribes through a tax-exempt group.

Ron Calderon was one of three Senate Democrats suspended last year because of felony charges.