FBI Raids Office Of State Sen.

Legisaltor had co-authored film production incentive bill

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has raided the Sacramento office of Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and office of the Legislature’s Latino Caucus, according to the the Senate’s sergeant of arms.

Calderon was one of the authors of 2012 legislation extending the state’s film tax credit incentive program for two years with $100 million each year. The state film commission announced the latest round of yearly allocations to 31 projects on Tuesday.

The raid was disclosed by Tony Beard, the Senate’s chief sergeant at arms, in a statement to the media.

“This afternoon, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation served search warrants in the State Capitol at the office of Senator Ron Calderon and in the Legislative Office Building at the Latino Legislative Caucus office,” Beard said. “Those warrants are sealed by order of the Federal Court. Therefore we have no further information.”

Calderon’s office had no immediate comment.

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