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Leland Yee Corruption

Former California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (Reuters) - Former California state Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of racketeering...

Things Just Got Way Worse For Leland Yee

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Indicted California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) faces additional charges that he tried to extort several sports figures, according to a ne...

An Absurd Number Of People Voted For State Senator Under Federal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Despite his arrest in March for several public corruption charges, including an alleged conspiracy to traffic firearms, suspended state Sen. Leland Ye...

Leland Yee Indicted On Corruption, Gun Trafficking Charges

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

April 4 (Reuters) - A grand jury in San Francisco has indicted a prominent Democratic California state senator on charges of corruption and conspira...

FBI Searches Embattled State Senator's Office Following Arrest

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 1 (Reuters) - FBI agents searched a legislative office in California's capital on Tuesday...

Paul Blumenthal

Bombshell Corruption Case Shines Merciless Light On How Politicians Raise Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat running for secretary of state, was arrested March 26 as part of a wide-ranging federal inv...

Defense For Embattled Senator May Be Funded By Campaign Contributions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

More than half a million dollars that donors intended to support suspended state Sen. Leland Yee’s (D) now defunct campaign for California Secretary...

Embattled Lawmaker's Debts Believed To Be Root Of Criminal Behavior

The Sacramento Bee | Jim Miller | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

In more than a decade of campaigns for the California Legislature, San Francisco mayor and secretary of state, state Sen. Leland Yee raised in excess ...

Yee Withdrawing From California Secretary Of State Race Following Arrest

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) is withdrawing from the secretary of state race following his arrest on public corruption charges, the embattled ...

California Senate's Top Gun Control Advocate Arrested In Firearms Trafficking Plot

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) -- one of the state's strongest advocates for gun control -- was arrested Wednesday on charges that...

FBI Public Corruption Probes Lead To Raids, Arrests In Three Separate States

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Federal law enforcement agents arrested California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) and Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (D), and raided the offices of New Yor...

State Senator Arrest For Corruption, Bribery

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was arrested at his home Wednesday morning and indicted on public corruption and bribery charges, s...