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California lawmakers prepare to suspend Sen. Leland Yee

Los Angeles Times - 26 Mar 2014
SACRAMENTO— Stung by scandals that threaten to put three of their own behind bars, state lawmakers were preparing Thursday to suspend Sen. Leland Yee, who was arrested a day earlier on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in guns.
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Mike Sweets brings medical marijuana link into FBI probe - 12 Aug 2017
Court documents show Sweets was integral to a years-long investigation that brought down California State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco, his fundraiser and former school board president Keith Jackson, reputed Bay Area gangster Raymond “Shrimp ...
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'Hamilton' in LA in the time of Trump

LA Observed - 18 Aug 2017
The first act incorporated intriguing references to the real-life case of the imprisoned ex-Sen. Leland Yee, but the second act devolved into excessive flights of fancy. Finally, a nod to the late Sam Shepard. Can we count him as an LA playwright ...
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Attorneys make final arguments in SF public corruption case prelim

San Francisco Examiner - 02 Aug 2017
Leland Yee, on one count each of racketeering conspiracy to accept campaign contributions in exchange for political favors. According to court documents, Jackson was introduced to the undercover FBI agent at a fundraiser for Yee in September 2011 and ...
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New bribery indictment in FBI sting that snagged Leland Yee

SFGate - 11 Apr 2017
The FBI sting operation that netted a state legislator and a prominent figure in San Francisco's Chinatown has spawned bid-rigging charges against a former state Department of Veterans Affairs official, two Oakland construction company executives and ...
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Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleads guilty in corruption case

SFGate - 02 Jul 2015
Former state Sen. Leland Yee faces years in federal prison after admitting Wednesday that he took bribes from undercover FBI agents in exchange for promises to vote on legislation, arrange meetings for his purported donors, and illegally smuggle guns ...
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Review: “King of the Yees”

Hyde Park Herald - 19 Apr 2017
She keeps trying to get him offstage, as he explains more about the Yee Fung Toy, the concept of the “model ancestor” behind it, why he's such an active member, his work for politician Leland Yee, and on and on. He also engages the audience, soliciting ...
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More details emerge in pay-to-play corruption trial

San Francisco Examiner - 24 Mar 2017
Leland Yee and his consultant, former school board president Keith Jackson. The investigation was discussed Thursday in the San Francisco Superior Court preliminary hearing of Jackson, who is charged with taking bribes in exchange for favors and access ...
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A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

Los Angeles Times - 28 Mar 2014
An affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua said there was probable cause to believe that Yee had conducted wire fraud and had engaged in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally ...
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Government recommends eight years in prison for Leland Yee

Sacramento Bee - 18 Feb 2016
The U.S. attorney's office is seeking 96 months in custody, three years of supervised release and a $25,000 fine for former California Sen. Leland Yee, who pleaded guilty last July to one count of felony racketeering. In a sentencing memorandum filed ...
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How did accused politician Leland Yee get 300000 votes?

Los Angeles Times - 07 Jun 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — In this week's largely sleepy California election, there was one startling result: more than 300,000 ballots cast for Leland Yee for secretary of state, good enough for third place, even though he dropped out after being accused of ...
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'King of the Yees' rules in Chinatown generational turmoil

Chicago Sun-Times - 12 Apr 2017
And while he has spent years working for the telephone company, he also has devoted almost all his time and energy as a volunteer for Leland Yee, an on-the-rise local politician who is no relation, but whose name alone inspires an almost irrational ...

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