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Sen. Leland Yee allegedly brokered arms deals
A prominent San Francisco Democrat, who has been one of the state’s leading proponents of gun control, is accused of working with Chinatown gangsters and brokering arms deals with a Muslim rebel group based in the Philippines, according to court documents released Wednesday. State Sen. Leland ...
Did Leland Yee spill beans on corruption in Philippines?
I encourage anyone with 15 or 20 minutes to spare to leaf through the 137-page indictment of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and his alleged accomplices in the federal criminal conspiracy case revealed Wednesday. Yee isn't really the central player. He wasn't the FBI's primary initial...
Leland Yee becomes 3rd Democratic state lawmaker to face criminal charges
A prominent Democrat state lawmaker and candidate for Secretary of State was arrested Wednesday morning as part of a massive federal investigation into corruption and gang activity in Northern California. State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco became the third Democratic state Senator to face crimin...
Lawmakers’ paid-for jaunts prompt new disclosure bill
Year in and year out, California lawmakers take advantage of one area where freebees are legal: travel. In 2013, they racked up more than half a million dollars in trips subsidized by "foreign governments, foundations fueled by corporate and labor money and nonprofits tied to specific industries," a...
Sen. Yee indicted on corruption charges
This just in, from the Mercury-News: SAN FRANCISCO -- State Senator Leland Yee has been indicted for public corruption as part of a major FBI operation this morning in the Bay Area, according to ABC7 news. A San Francisco police spokesman said the FBI is serving multiple arrest and search warrants...
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