Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Feb. 24 to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines. Senior […]
By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A defendant in a San Francisco racketeering case will take the stand at his trial as prosecutors accuse him of ordering the killing of a rival before taking over his organization in Chinatown. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow is a reformed criminal whose testimony will be the […]
By Sudhin Thanawala Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator — once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office — is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Leland Yee — an advocate […]
AP Wire Service SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown faced a new charge Friday of racketeering.
By Paul Elias Associated Press A California state senator who was lauded for his efforts to make government more transparent was arrested March 26 during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. Federal officials are accusing a California State Senator State Leland Yee of conspiracy […]