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Thursday, June 1
Sen. Gloria Romero was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in the
FBI’s investigation into Senate Pro Tem Don Perata, reports the L.A. Times’
Dan Morain and Evan Halper.

“Romero, a member of Perata’s Democratic leadership team and one of his
closest allies, said an FBI agent delivered a subpoena to her Capitol office
requiring her to appear in July in Oakland, Perata’s hometown. Romero said
in an interview that she is being called to testify as a witness. She said
she declined to be interviewed by FBI agents and asked that they issue the

“All along, I’ve thought this has been a fishing expedition,’ Romero said of
the investigation, which became public in 2004. ‘I asked them to be specific
about their questions and to give me a subpoena.

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