Al Jazeera America is hyping a forthcoming report that "one of California's most powerful lawmakers," a California senator, was targeted in an undercover FBI sting that lasted over a year. The investigation is to be released tonight at 9 p.m. on the America Tonight show. The one weird detail Al Jazeera gives us is that the FBI agents were posing as movie executives, and made payoffs to the senator. However, it's not clear whether Al Jazeera is referring to a U.S. or state senator.
The Atlantic Wire contacted Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein about the investigation. Peter True, a press secretary for Boxer, wrote in an email, "I can confirm that Senator Boxer is not the lawmaker in question." A rep for Feinstein has not yet responded.
Update, 4:53 pm: Feinstein's office confirms that she is not the senator in question.
So Al Jazeera has to be talking about a California state senator, but that's a bit of an oversell on this story. The FBI did raid the office of state Sen. Ron Calderon in June, later explaining that he was the target of a public corruption investigation.