State Senator Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges

Mar 26, 2014 11:42 AM

State Senator Leland Yee was arrested on public corruption charges Wednesday according to NBC Bay Area.

Yee, a democrat, was elected to the State Senate in November 2006 and represents District 8, which includes San Francisco and San Mateo County. Yee ran for mayor of San Francisco in 2011 and is currently running for secretary of state.

KCRA-TV has reported that Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Sergeant at Arms are currently stationed outside Yee's state Capitol office in Sacramento, where the FBI agents are conducting a raid, taking computers and other documents.

The FBI investigation dates back years and the FBI is making a number of arrests connected to the investigation according to NBC Bay Area.

Yee’s arrest comes after two other democrats have faced legal trouble. Sen Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted $100,000 in bribes last month and earlier in the year, Sen. Rod Wright was convicted in a perjury and voter fraud case.


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