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In this June 10, 2013 file photo, then-California State Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, discusses the FBI raid on his Capitol office in Sacramento. Federal prosecutors are seeking a five year sentence for Calderon who took bribes in exchange for supporting legislation. Calderon faces sentencing Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in U.S. District Court for a scandal that rocked the state senate and tarnished his family’s political dynasty. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a fundraiser at the Civic Center Auditorium in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Clinton says she can’t recall key details about email server

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Documents: Walker sought corporate donations in 2012 recall

In this July 29, 2015, file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. Paxton, who is under indictment on felony charges of duping investors in a tech startup, accepted $100,000 for his criminal defense from the head of a radiology provider while his office investigated the company for Medicaid fraud. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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Texas AG’s $100K gift came despite agency rules

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Lawyers for Blagojevich resentencing due in Chicago court

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Civil rights leader must make good on $55,000 bad check

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Campaign driver for ex-DC mayor to be sentenced

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Prosecutors want Blagojevich to serve full original sentence

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Trial to begin for Vermont state senator facing sex charges

In this March 11, 2016, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., walks from the federal courthouse in Philadelphia. Opening statements are set for Monday, May, 16, in the federal corruption trial of the veteran Pennsylvania congressman. Fattah is accused of accepting bribes and misusing campaign funds and federal grants to enrich his family and friends. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Closing arguments set in congressman’s corruption trial

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago said transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Blagojevich's corruption trials will remain sealed. The court is still mulling its decision on the imprisoned former Illinois governor's request to toss his convictions. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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Judge schedules Rod Blagojevich’s resentencing for June 30

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Governor: Federal agency owes S. Carolina $1M daily in 2016

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Prosecutors end lengthy probe of former Washington mayor

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment
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Rick Perry’s indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court

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Dennis Hastert pleads guilty, acknowledges hush-money scheme

In this June 15, 2007 file photo, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., sits for a portrait in his Capitol Hill office. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, federal prosecutors indicted Hastert, 73, on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert’s life and career

In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on charges of violating banking rules and lying to the FBI after he allegedly agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million to someone to hide past misconduct. Prosecutors and attorneys for Hastert told a federal judge Monday Sept. 28, 2015 that they’re talking about a possible plea deal. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)
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The latest developments in the Dennis Hastert case

In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on charges of violating banking rules and lying to the FBI after he allegedly agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million to someone to hide past misconduct. Prosecutors and attorneys for Hastert told a federal judge Monday Sept. 28, 2015 that they’re talking about a possible plea deal. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)
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Hastert hush-money case returns to US court in Chicago

In this March 5, 2008, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks to lawmakers on the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Federal prosecutors have indicted Thursday, May 28, 2015, the former U.S. House Speaker on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Q&A: The latest developments in the Dennis Hastert case

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. The prosecution in the McDonnell corruption case begins its rebuttal Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Prosecutors to argue on ex-Virginia governor’s freedom bid

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., listens to a question in Union, N.J., Monday, July 27, 2015. The corruption indictment against Menendez is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that figures to be bitter, personal and contested at every step. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Justice Dept pushes back against Sen. Menendez’s defense

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