Calif. Senator Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Alleged Involvement in Health Insurance Fraud Case
On Monday, state Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) was arraigned in federal court and pleaded not guilty to 24 counts of various forms of fraud for his alleged involvement in a health insurance fraud case. State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Democrats have given Calderon until Monday to resign or take an indefinite leave of absence before they issue a suspension.
- "California Senator Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption" (Deutsch, AP/Washington Times, 2/24).
- "Democrats Give Calderon One Week To Leave or Face Suspension" (Orr, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 2/24).