Media Courtesy of Associated Press
Courtesy of Associated Press
When will politicians learn!? Probably never, but we can hold our breath right? Then again, if we did our heads would probably explode waiting to let that breath out, sheesh.
Today, Californian state Senator Leland Yee (D.) was arrested on public corruption charges
, along with several other baddies.
Yee was elected to the California State Senate in 2006 and is a representative of district 8, which would include San Fransisco and San Mateo County. Up until today, he was running for the Secretary of the State, but I'm pretty sure those chances were just thrown out the window.
Included in a massive takedown for public corruption, as well as possible bribery and gang activity-related charges, the FBI office of San Fransisco also arrested Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow (a former Chinatown gangster) and Keith Jackson (a Bay-area political consultant). The investigation into the crimes has been going on for years, carefully tracking down those involved and striking when the iron is hot.
More detailed information is being withheld at the time due to safety concerns for officers involved in the sting and the events to come.
Yee and his cohorts in crime will appear in front of Federal Magistrate Judge Nathaniel Cousins at 1:30 p.m. in San Fran for their arraignment.
An official statement from the Yee camp is due later this afternoon, according to press secretary Dan Liberman.
It'll be interesting to see what they have to say after the FBI came through and hit them like a wrecking ball. Sorry, I couldn't resist.
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