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Mark Geragos wants to know: Who leaked Calderon affidavit?

Former Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, holding a brief news conference in June 2013.
Former Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, holding a brief news conference in June 2013. AP

It’s been more than a year since a cable news network published an FBI affidavit accusing then-Sen. Ron Calderon of accepting bribes from an undercover agent. But Calderon’s lawyer said Wednesday that he’s still pursuing a case against the federal government to find out who leaked the sealed file.

Calderon, a Montebello Democrat, was indicted in February on two dozen criminal charges in a public corruption case that also involves his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon. Many of the allegations against Ron Calderon were revealed months earlier, when Al Jazeera America published an FBI affidavit in the fall of 2013.

Calderon’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, said a judge’s threat this week to toss the case from the federal court in Sacramento won’t stop him from pursuing the source of the leak in federal court in Los Angeles, where the government’s case against the Calderon brothers is scheduled to go to trial in August. Here’s what Geragos had to say during a brief interview outside the Capitol Wednesday:

Call Laurel Rosenhall, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1083. Follow her on Twitter @LaurelRosenhall.

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