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February 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
State Sen.  Ronald S. Calderon   (D-Montebello) was taken into custody Monday after surrendering to federal authorities in Los Angeles, officials announced. Calderon, who was indicted last week on corruption charges and accused of taking $100,000 in bribes, is scheduled to appear for arraignment in federal court later in the day, according to the U.S. attorney's office. He faces 24 counts of fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and aiding in the filing of false tax returns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Richard Winton
State Sen.  Ronald S. Calderon   (D-Montebello) was taken into custody Monday after surrendering to federal authorities in Los Angeles, officials announced. Calderon, who was indicted last week on corruption charges and accused of taking $100,000 in bribes, is scheduled to appear for arraignment in federal court later in the day, according to the U.S. attorney's office. He faces 24 counts of fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, bribery, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering and aiding in the filing of false tax returns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Scott Glover and Hector Becerra
State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon hopped on a Las Vegas-bound plane last spring for a meeting with an independent film executive and one of the man's investors. But the appointment at the Bellagio hotel took an immediate unexpected turn for the Southern California lawmaker, according to court records. The businessmen Calderon expected to meet were actually FBI agents with an unsettling message: He was under investigation for public corruption, and he could either cooperate with authorities or face the consequences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Scott Glover and Hector Becerra
State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon hopped on a Las Vegas-bound plane last spring for a meeting with an independent film executive and one of the man's investors. But the appointment at the Bellagio hotel took an immediate unexpected turn for the Southern California lawmaker, according to court records. The businessmen Calderon expected to meet were actually FBI agents with an unsettling message: He was under investigation for public corruption, and he could either cooperate with authorities or face the consequences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation was targeting Sen. Ron Calderon for years before allegedly catching him taking bribes during a sting operation, according to an affidavit uncovered by Al Jazeera. An agent wrote in the document that an investigation into the Montebello Democrat and his brothers, Tom and Charles, began in 2007. The genesis of the corruption investigation, the agent wrote, was a $1-million check written to Tom Calderon by Michael Drobot, who runs Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.
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March 3, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
HealthCare International is selling its money-losing 203-bed hospital here to Concept Health Care, a company owned by a former administrator of the hospital. Michael Drobot, owner of Concept Health Care of Kirkland, Wash., said the final sale price is still being negotiated but that it is expected to be between $30 million and $40 million. Drobot assumed management of the hospital, Healthcare Medical Center of Tustin, Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has resigned from a law firm that represents the son of a medical firm executive named in an FBI affidavit on the Capitol corruption investigation, an aide said Friday. The leaked affidavit alleges that Michael D. Drobot, the former chief executive of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, provided $28,000 in bribes to Sen. Ronald Calderon (D-Montebello) in exchange for him advocating for Drobot on workers' compensation bills.
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February 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
State Sen. Ron Calderon has been indicted in a sweeping corruption case, accused of taking about $100,000 in bribes.  Federal authorities allege that Calderon (D-Montebello) took the bribes from a Long Beach hospital official as well as people connected to what he believed was a Hollywood studio. In fact, the studio was an FBI front and the business associates were FBI agents. Authorities claim Calderon received cash bribes, trips and dinners in exchange for "official acts.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Healthcare Medical Center of Tustin, a 203-bed hospital, was acquired Thursday by a hospital management company in Kirkland, Wash., headed by a former Healthcare executive director. Concept Health Group Inc. plans to expand the hospital's service area deeper into Irvine and develop new centers for oncology and sports medicine, said company Chairman Michael D. Drobot, who was the hospital's executive director from 1980 to 1984.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation was targeting Sen. Ron Calderon for years before allegedly catching him taking bribes during a sting operation, according to an affidavit uncovered by Al Jazeera. An agent wrote in the document that an investigation into the Montebello Democrat and his brothers, Tom and Charles, began in 2007. The genesis of the corruption investigation, the agent wrote, was a $1-million check written to Tom Calderon by Michael Drobot, who runs Pacific Hospital of Long Beach.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
HealthCare International is selling its money-losing 203-bed hospital here to Concept Health Care, a company owned by a former administrator of the hospital. Michael Drobot, owner of Concept Health Care of Kirkland, Wash., said the final sale price is still being negotiated but that it is expected to be between $30 million and $40 million. Drobot assumed management of the hospital, Healthcare Medical Center of Tustin, Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
The FBI on Friday will announce charges in its corruption investigation into Southeast Los Angeles politics that has centered on the family of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon, according to a Times source. The FBI has scheduled a noon news conference that it said would deal with "charges being filed in a political corruption matter and a case involving a massive healthcare fraud scheme. " A law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said the announcement will involve the yearlong investigation into Calderon (D-Montebello)
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