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Lawyers delay corruption trial of Sen. Calderon

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense lawyers have agreed to delay the public corruption trial of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother until next year.

Lawyers filed a stipulation in Los Angeles federal court Monday to move the trial to May 19. It had been scheduled for September.

Calderon, D-Montebello, has pleaded not guilty to accepting $100,000 in cash bribes and trips in exchange for pushing workers compensation legislation and a film industry tax credit scheme that was actually an FBI sting. He has been suspended from the Senate as the case proceeds. His term expires at the end of the year.

Thomas Calderon, a former lawmaker-turned-lobbyist, has pleaded not guilty to laundering bribes through a tax-exempt group.

Ron Calderon is one of three Senate Democrats suspended because of felony charges.

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