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California State Sen. Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering Charge

By Jeremy B. White, The Sacramento Bee SAN FRANCISCO — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee Thursday pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges newly added to a federal case accusing him of accepting thousands of dollars in bribes and offering to set up international arms deals. Dressed in a grey suit and purple tie, his hair […]

July 31, 2014

‘Shrimp Boy’ Pleads Not Guilty In Sweep That Ensnared California Lawmaker

By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — Chinatown figure Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court here in connection with a sweeping corruption probe that also ensnared state Sen. Leland Yee. Chow, who heads a Chinatown organization called the Chee Kung Tong, was charged with eight counts of money laundering, […]

April 15, 2014

California Lawmaker Charged In Corruption Case Could Have Been Entrapped, Lawyer Says

By Josh Richman and Aaron Kinney, San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO — California state Sen. Leland Yee, accused of trafficking in illegal weapons and fraud, could have been pushed into brokering an arms deal, his attorney said Monday. It was only toward the end of a three-year investigation that federal undercover agents pushed hard for […]

April 1, 2014