A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial.
State Senator Ron Calderon was expected Monday to surrender to federal authorities prior to his arraignment on bribery charges.
A Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.
The state attorney general’s office says California’s biggest provider of medical lab testing agreed to repay the state $241 million for overcharges to Medi-Cal.
California has joined a whistleblower lawsuit that claims Bristol-Myers Squibb bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers millions of dollars.