Articles Tagged With ‘bribery’




California senator sentenced to 42 months in prison for bribery

Former California State Senator Ronald Calderon, who accepted bribes to push legislation,  was sentenced Friday to three and a half years in federal prison. Ron Calderon, 59, of Montebello, pleaded guilty in June to one count... (Continue reading)

Police detective sentenced to 5 years in prison

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for bribery, drug trafficking, and filing a false income tax return, said acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.... (Continue reading)

Superior Court Clerk accused of fixing criminal cases, bribery

An Orange County Superior Court clerk allegedly “fixed” more than a 1,000 criminal cases in exchange for cash bribes as high as $8,000, according to a 38-count indictment. Federal agents arrested 10 defendants this morning... (Continue reading)

California mayor admits to taking bribes

The mayor of South El Monte plead guilty Thursday to taking bribes amounting to $45,000 from a contractor doing business with the city, as well as accepting a bribe during an FBI undercover operation. Luis... (Continue reading)

Former State Senator Ronald Calderon admits to taking bribes

Former Democratic California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge and admits in a plea agreement filed today that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes... (Continue reading)

Former CalPERS CEO gets prison time for bribery

The former CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has received a 4.5-year prison sentence. Federico Buenrostro accepted more than $200,000 in bribes and tried to direct investments to an associate, who later... (Continue reading)

Salinas DMV employee traded drivers’ licenses for bribes

A Salinas DMV employee pled guilty Tuesday for her part in a conspiracy to sell class A commercial driver’s licenses to people who had not passed the required tests. Five other people, including two DMV... (Continue reading)

Corrupt ex-CalPERS official commits suicide

A former CalPERS board member facing a corruption trial in federal court committed suicide in January. [LA Times] Alfred Villalobos, 71, killed himself in Reno, his town of residence, city police confirmed. Villalobos was just... (Continue reading)