SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The FBI raided a state senator’s two offices but did not search the office of the 23-member Latino caucus, a California state Senate official said Wednesday.
Agents spent more than six hours Tuesday searching the main office of Sen. Ron Calderon, a Democrat from the Los Angeles County city of Montebello.
The FBI also searched a separate office assigned to Calderon in the Legislative Office Building across the street from the Capitol, said the Senate’s chief sergeant-at-arms, Tony Beard.
Beard previously said the second site was home to the Latino caucus. He clarified Wednesday that the Latino caucus moved into new offices earlier this year and its previous office is assigned to Calderon.
The FBI isn’t providing details on the investigation, which originated in Southern California. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Los Angeles, said the investigation was in its early stages and no arrests were imminent.
Calderon’s spokesman, Rocky Rushing, said he could not comment and referred calls to Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos. The lawyer did not return a telephone message Wednesday but previously said his client has done nothing wrong.
Geragos said he does not know what the FBI is investigating or whether the investigation includes others.
The search warrants, issued through the federal court in Sacramento, remained sealed, as did Calderon’s Capitol office. A white sign on the office door read, “DO NOT ENTER. Call sergeant-at-arms.”