Even after the FBI’s June 4 raid of Calderon’s offices, special interest groups didn’t shy away from Diversity PAC. On June 6, just four days after the FBI executed search warrants on Calderon’s Capitol offices, Diversity PAC collected $90,000 in contributions from PG&E, 7-Eleven, First American Title Insurance, and Philip Morris USA. The following months, Diversity PAC collected more checks from the Insurance Brokers and Agents Issues PAC, Professional Engineers in CA Government, and Sempra Energy. In all, the PAC has accepted $128,000, more than double the amount of the FBI’s alleged bribes, since June 6.
Calderon was recently stripped of all his Senate Committee posts by Senate President Pro Tem Steinberg.