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Affidavit Alleges Calderon Took Bribes to Preserve Pass-Through

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Friday, November 1, 2013 | 2

By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefThe Federal Bureau of Investigation alleges in court documents that California state Sen. Ron Calderon accepted bribes from the former owner of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach to kill bills that would have eliminated the pass-through on spinal hardware, and that two other prominent senators agreed to delay action on bills when Calderon intervened.An affidavit filed under seal in the federal court in Sacramento that was obtained by Al Jazeera America says Calderon, D-Montebello, accepted $28,000 in bribes from Michael D. Drobot, who sold his Pacific Hospital of...

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