|Member of the California State Assembly |
from the 58th district
December 7, 1998 - November 30, 2002
|Preceded by||Grace Napolitano|
|Succeeded by||Ron Calderon|
|Relations|| Charles Calderon (brother)|
Ron Calderon (brother)
Lisa Calderon (sister-in-law)
Ian Calderon (nephew)
Thomas M. Calderon (born April 8,1954) is an American Democratic politician from the state of California. He served in the California Assembly from 1998 through 2002.
In 2014,Calderon and his brother State Senator Ron Calderon were indicted for bribery.In early June 2016,Calderon pleaded guilty to money-laundering.
Calderon is from Montebello,California.
John Grosvenor Rowland is an American politician,author,and convicted felon who served as the 86th Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004. He served two nonconsecutive prison terms on various corruption charges. A Republican,Rowland previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1985 to 1991,representing the state's 5th district. In 2004,Rowland resigned from office during a corruption investigation,and later pleaded guilty in federal court to a one-count indictment for conspiracy to commit honest services fraud,mail fraud and tax fraud. He was the first Connecticut governor to be elected to three terms since 1784.
Operation Boptrot,also referred to as Boptrot,was an investigation by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into corruption among the Kentucky General Assembly,the Commonwealth's legislature. The operation was highly successful,with the investigation culminating in several indictments in 1992,leading to the conviction of more than a dozen legislators between 1992 and 1995. The investigation also led to reform legislation being passed in 1993.
Kyle Dustin "Dusty" Foggo,is a former American government intelligence officer. He was convicted of honest services fraud in the awarding of a government contract and sentenced to 37 months in the federal prison at Pine Knot,Kentucky.
The Patriarca crime family,also known as the New England Mafia,the Boston Mafia,the Providence Mafia,or The Office is an Italian-American Mafia family in New England. It has two distinct factions,one based in Providence,Rhode Island,and the other in Boston,Massachusetts. The family is currently led by Carmen "The Cheese Man" Dinunzio,who is part of the Boston faction. The family is primarily active in Massachusetts,Rhode Island and Connecticut with other territory throughout New England.
Ronald Steven Calderon is a former Democratic California State Senator from the 30th Senate District. Calderon is also known for receiving bribes from Michael Drobot.
In 2007,Pennsylvania Attorney General Republican Tom Corbett began investigating $3.8 million in public bonuses which were paid to state legislative staffers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly to work on party politics and campaigns. While the bonuses themselves are not illegal,state law forbids state employees from performing campaign work while on the job and forbids payment for campaign work out of taxpayer funds.
The Lucchese crime family's New Jersey faction,also known as the Jersey Crew,is a powerful crew within the Lucchese crime family. The members operate throughout the Northern New Jersey area. During the 1970s into the late 1980s,the crew was led by Anthony Accetturo and his protégéMichael Taccetta. In 1987,Victor Amuso took over the family and began demanding a higher percentage of tribute from the crew. Accetturo refused and a war erupted between the New Jersey members and the New York members. This left brothers Michael and Martin Taccetta in charge of the crew as they tried to have Accetturo and his family murdered. In 1993,Accetturo defected and became a government witness. He helped convict Michael and Martin Taccetta. The crew was most recently controlled by Ralph Perna.
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East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a men's prison located in unincorporated Lauderdale County,Mississippi,near Meridian. It is about 90 miles east of the capital,Jackson. Opened in 1999,the special needs prison is intended to provide a high level of care for up to 1500 prisoners with serious mental illness,at all custody levels.
Cristina Garcia is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. She is a Democrat representing the 58th Assembly District,which encompasses parts of southeastern Los Angeles County,including her home city of Bell Gardens. She has served in the Assembly since 2012.
Corruption in Illinois has been a problem from the earliest history of the state. Electoral fraud in Illinois pre-dates the territory's admission to the Union in 1818. Illinois had the third most federal criminal convictions for public corruption between 1976 and 2012,behind New York and California. A study published by the University of Illinois Chicago in 2022 ranked Illinois as the second most corrupt state in the nation,with 4 out of the last 11 governors serving time in prison.
Michael Drobot is convicted felon who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest fraud in California history. Between 1978 and 2013,Drobot managed 28 hospitals along the East Coast,including the Mount Sinai Roosevelt in New York. He also owned eight hospitals,including Pacific Hospital of Long Beach and two health maintenance organizations.
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Operation Lost Trust was the name of an FBI investigation into the South Carolina General Assembly from 1989 to 1999. By the end of the investigation,seventeen members of the South Carolina General Assembly were arrested for bribery,extortion,or drug use. Operation Lost Trust is often considered the greatest political scandal in the history of the state of South Carolina. It directly influenced the passing of South Carolina's Ethics Reform Act of 1991 and led to the restructuring of the state government in 1993. In its wake the once dominant South Carolina Democratic Party was weakened as a political party and the Republican Party emerged as a viable political entity in the state.