Tags: US | State | Senator | Charged

Calif. Democrat Lawmaker Accused of Corruption on Leave, Keeps Pay

Image: Calif. Democrat Lawmaker Accused of Corruption on Leave, Keeps Pay California State Sen. Ron Calderon

Sunday, 02 Mar 2014 09:33 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A California Senate spokesman says a state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges will take an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while awaiting trial.

Mark Hedlund, spokesman for President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, told The Associated Press that Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon sent Steinberg the request for leave Sunday evening.

Calderon has been arraigned in Los Angeles on charges that he accepted bribes totaling $100,000 in cash and trips, arranging for some of the money to go to his adult son and daughter.

He pleaded not guilty, but his fellow Democrats had given him until Monday to resign or take a leave of absence. If he refused, Calderon faced being suspended from the Legislature.

By taking a leave, Calderon will continue to receive his $95,291 annual salary.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

For Some, Location of Brown's Hands Irrelevant

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 15:53 PM

The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown's death - a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just  . . .

Justice Ginsburg Sent Home After Heart Stent Implant

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 15:49 PM

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a bloc . . .

De Blasio Faulted for Closed-Door Meeting at Public School

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 14:35 PM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has acknowledged state law and city regulations were violated when the public and the . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved