Lawyers have agreed to delay the public corruption trial of former state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother until August, court papers obtained Thursday show.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers filed a stipulation Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court to postpone the trial from May 19 to Aug. 11 because they need to review about 280,000 pages of evidence, including about 2,000 recorded phone calls.

The Montebello Democrat has pleaded not guilty to accepting $100,000 in cash bribes, trips and dinners in exchange for pushing workers’ compensation legislation and a film industry tax credit scheme that was actually an FBI sting. His term expired at the end of the year.

 

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