Two weeks after the FBI raided the offices of state Sen. Ronald Calderon, officials confirmed Friday there has been a shakeup of the lawmaker’s staff.
Rocky Rushing, Calderon’s longtime chief of staff, said Friday that he decided to leave the office for another assignment with the state Senate.
“I requested to be transferred from Senator Calderon's office and the request was granted,” Rushing said in an email to The Times. “I look forward to continuing my career of public service with the Legislature.”
The loss of his chief of staff is but the latest setback for Calderon, a Democrat from Montebello, whose offices were raided June 4 by FBI agents who carted off boxes of documents as part of a public corruption probe. A law enforcement source has said Calderon is the “the focus of the investigation.”