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California brothers indicted on corruption charges

February 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Back in November, I called attention to Al Jazeera’s reporting of an FBI sting that netted a pair of California politicians.

This week, indictments were returned against California State Senator Ron Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon. The brothers face a laundry list of public corruption charges.

Al Jazeera’s story includes a link to the indictment and to its own earlier reporting.

Al Jazeera also reports the FBI is investigating how the news organization obtained documents describing the FBI sting. Their story includes a link to a document filed in court in which the government denies leaking the information on the sting.

Could any Hawaii lawmakers fall for an FBI sting of this kind? That’s something to think about.

Tags: Court · Crime · Legislature · Politics

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  • 1 Bill // Feb 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    ”Mirikitani also tells Serikawa of a Council committee meeting he attended that morning.

    “I was in a, in my committee meeting on the Koolau, uh, the eastern side of the island. You know those haoles from Kailua side, they’re really activist and loud. So they have this sustainable communities plan that they’re working on, so they’re against it because Jeremy’s (Harris) proposing all this development and s—.””

    http://archives.starbulletin.com/2001/06/20/news/story4.html

    http://www.hawaiireporter.com/andy-mirikitani-my-hero

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