Calderon Indictment Threatens
Democratic Majority in the Legislature
State Senator Ronald S. Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon were charged with accepting bribes, and money laundering.
Sen. Calderon was charged with accepting $100,000 in bribes, plane trips, gourmet dinners and trips to resorts, in exchange for action on legislation involving film tax credits and workers’ compensation.
His brother Tom Calderon was charged with money laundering conspiracy.
And, Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted last month of eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud last month when a jury found he had lied about his legal residence to run in a district he was not eligible to seek office in.
So if Sen. Calderon is convicted it could jeopardize the democratic super majority in the Senate. If both are forced out of office, Democrats would have 26 members, one short of a two-thirds majority.
Will this effect Democrats in 2014?