State Sen. Leland Yee arrested in public corruption case

leland-yee-arrested-kpix.jpgThe San Francisco area lawmaker, a Democrat, is due in federal court for arraignment right about now. Yee was arrested this morning along with a shadowy San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" during raids involving hundreds of agents and officers from the FBI and gang task forces. Yee is running for California Secretary of State in this year's primary election. There is video in the media of Yee being taken into custody. From SFGate:

State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on public corruption charges Wednesday morning in a federal investigation that also targeted Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a notorious former San Francisco gangster, officials said.

The arrest of Yee, who represents San Francisco and a part of San Mateo County and is a candidate for California Secretary of State, came amid searches of his office in Sacramento and his home on 24th Avenue in San Francisco's Sunset District.

Sources told The Chronicle that the predawn raids, carried out by hundreds of agents from the FBI and the IRS as well as local police officers, stemmed from a fatal shooting about five years ago.....

Also in custody was San Francisco political consultant Keith Jackson, a former San Francisco school board member, sources said.

According to the story, "local television cameras showed Yee being led away in handcuffs from his home."

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