Calif. Senator Takes Voluntary Leave of Absence Amid Health Insurance Fraud Investigation
State Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) has taken a voluntary leave of absence after being charged with 24 counts of corruption in connection to a health insurance fraud case. Calderon has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The leave of absence ends Democrats' supermajority in the state Senate.
- "Calderon Scandal Could Involve Biggest Insurance Scam in State History" ("News Fix," KQED, 3/3).
- "Scandals Cost California Democrats Supermajority in Senate" (Calefati, Inside Bay Area, 3/3).