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This post has been updated to include a statement from the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms

By Jim Sanders

FBI agents at the state Capitol raided two offices connected with Sen. Ron Calderon on Tuesday, and did not search any office space used by the Latino Legislative Caucus, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Tony Beard said on Wednesday.

Officials with Senate leader Darrell Steinberg had said that the federal search warrants involved both Calderon's office at the Capitol and the caucus office across the street at 1020 N street.

But today Beard said that was in error and the N street office searched by the FBI is used only by Calderon.

"One of those offices was erroneously identified as an office of the Legislative Latino Caucus, based on an outdated roster of room numbers," Beard said in a statement. "The Legislative Latino Caucus moved into new offices earlier this year. Both offices that are subject to the sealed search warrants are the offices of Senator Calderon; one in the Capitol building and the other in the Legislative Office Building."

The FBI has not disclosed the reasons for the searches. The probe originated in the Los Angeles office of the agency.


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