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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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The Loophole in Background Check Thinking: Criminals Obey the Law

NRA ILA - 09 Jun 2017
Not too long ago, then-California state senator Leland Yee (D), whose staunch support of gun control measures earned him a spot on the Brady Campaign's “Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll,” was accused of committing various felonies, including illegal ...
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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 to corruption charge

Sacramento Bee - 02 Jul 2015
Former state Sen. Leland Yee faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after a deal in federal court Wednesday in which he pleaded guilty to one felony count of racketeering. The San Francisco Democrat was one of more than two dozen people ...
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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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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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California ethics watchdog nabs its former leader

Sacramento Bee - 15 May 2017
Schnur's campaign ended when he finished fourth in the June primary, trailing Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Republican Pete Peterson and disgraced lawmaker Leland Yee, who was arrested for illegal arms dealing before the election. After realizing he ...
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California state Sen. Yee arrested in corruption case

SFGate - 27 Mar 2014
State Sen. Leland Yee, an outspoken advocate of gun control and open government, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he conspired to traffic in firearms and traded favors in Sacramento for bribes - campaign cash paid by men who turned out to be ...
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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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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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Letters: Income inequality on full display

San Francisco Examiner - 21 May 2017
It's clear legal gun-owners are not the problem. Criminals, by definition, break laws. Even in San Francisco. The rest of America knows this, but it escapes Examiner. This is the same city that gave us Leland Yee, who for years railed against legal gun ...
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SF 'pay to play' defendant: 'We eat, sleep money in this town'

San Francisco Chronicle - 17 Oct 2016
Leland Yee during the years-long investigation. Both men subsequently pleaded to federal corruption charges and were sentenced to prison terms of nine years and five years, respectively. Now, Jackson — along with former city Human Rights Commission ...

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