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Prosecutors: Ex-State Sen. Ron Calderon To Plead Guilty

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, sits at his desk during the first Senate session of the new year at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 6 2014.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

(AP) - The Los Angeles U.S. attorney's office says former California state Sen. Ron Calderon has agreed to plead guilty to a corruption charge.

Prosecutors say that in the plea agreement filed Monday, Calderon admits accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for official acts as a legislator.

His brother, former Assemblyman Thomas Calderon, pleaded guilty last week to a federal money laundering charge for allowing bribe money earmarked for his brother to be funneled through his firm.

A statement from the U.S. attorney's office says Ron Calderon's agreement calls for him to plead guilty to one count of mail fraud through the deprivation of honest services. The case has been pending since 2014.

Calderon's attorney could not be immediately reached for comment by phone.