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Leland Yee reportedly arrested in corruption case
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 26, 2014 | Kale Williams

Posted on 03/26/2014 10:12:28 AM PDT by artichokegrower

SAN FRANCISCO -- State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested on public corruption charges Wednesday morning amid raids of his office in Sacramento and searches by the FBI in San Francisco, several media outlets reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; california; fbi; lelandyee; sacramento; sanfrancisco
This is the third California state senator arrested this year. So much for their super majority in Sacramento.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 10:12:28 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Lot’s more where that came from.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 10:22:45 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: artichokegrower

Who’s got the pics of this criminal in handcuffs?


3 posted on 03/26/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: artichokegrower

Glaringly missing from this piece was any mention of Yee’s political affiliation. Guess from the the charges, one must assume DEMoCRAT.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 10:26:22 AM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: artichokegrower

Did he forget to bribe someone?


5 posted on 03/26/2014 10:26:22 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: artichokegrower

Absolute power corrupts, absolutely.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 10:26:29 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: artichokegrower

~sigh...no perp walk.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 10:28:58 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: b4its2late
Lot’s more where that came from.

Yeah, and these are just the ones who got caught. Obviously the corruption in the CA legislature is completely out of control.

Based on this, I think all their offices, homes, bank records and computers should be searched and thoroughly investigated.

8 posted on 03/26/2014 10:29:08 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: artichokegrower

This is the one that tried to get Rush off the air because Rush “mocked” a chinese official by doing a pigeon type of chinese while this official was talking.
It was pretty funny but Yee was incensed.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 10:32:18 AM PDT by pugmama
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To: artichokegrower

This is the one that tried to get Rush off the air because Rush “mocked” a chinese official by doing a pigeon type of chinese while this official was talking.
It was pretty funny but Yee was so incensed!


10 posted on 03/26/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT by pugmama
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To: pugmama

yep one in the same


11 posted on 03/26/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: artichokegrower
from the article:

Sources told The Chronicle that the predawn, multiagency raids involving hundreds of federal agents and local cops stemmed from a fatal shooting about five years ago.

12 posted on 03/26/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: artichokegrower

What Party does he belong to, the excerpt missed that important part.

Pray America wakes up


13 posted on 03/26/2014 10:44:59 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: dragnet2

So correct. They should be drug tested too. All of them. State and Federal.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 10:45:40 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: pugmama

I heard it live when it happened too. Funny as hell....


15 posted on 03/26/2014 10:46:08 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: pugmama
yee caught led handed!



16 posted on 03/26/2014 10:47:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: artichokegrower

I think this is the bastard that is a gun grabber also.. Fu— him!


17 posted on 03/26/2014 10:52:28 AM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: dragnet2

18 posted on 03/26/2014 10:53:54 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: b4its2late

Typical democrat. Especially, for some reason, minority democrats feel entitled to use their elected offices to enrich themselves and their friends & family.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 10:53:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: artichokegrower

This is the same S.O.B. that was pushing the semi-auto gun ban, bullet button ban, magazine ban, and other restrictive gun laws over and over again. Lock him up and throw away the key and or deport him back to China.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 10:56:30 AM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: artichokegrower

Yee, D-San Francisco, highlights a string of multiple arrests that also includes infamous Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, connected to a variety of charges including racketeering and drug crimes, sources said. Yee’s exact connection to Chow, if any, was not immediately drawn.

One of the searches was at the San Francisco Chinatown office of the Gee King Tong Free Masons and is linked to Chow’s arrest.

Federal law enforcement officials have been chasing Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow for decades, branding him one of the longtime Bay Area leaders of a Hong Kong-based criminal syndicate called the Wo Hop To. Chow’s criminal rap sheet dates back to 1978, and includes multiple federal racketeering indictments that have included allegations of attempted murder, murder-for-hire, gun trafficking and other crimes.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25423273/bay-area-fbi-serving-multiple-arrest-search-warrants


21 posted on 03/26/2014 10:57:20 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: artichokegrower

Sum Ting Wong in Carifornia!


22 posted on 03/26/2014 10:58:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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In other news the FBI has been arrested in Charlotte, NC mayor (D) in connection with taking bribes within the last thirty minutes.


23 posted on 03/26/2014 11:01:23 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Correction

In other news the FBI has been arrested in Charlotte, NC the mayor (D) in connection with taking bribes within the last thirty minutes.

24 posted on 03/26/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Confusious say, “Hey Reran...you collup!!”


25 posted on 03/26/2014 11:06:49 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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FBI arrests mayor of Charlotte, NC ... http://www.wsoctv.com/s/news/


26 posted on 03/26/2014 11:16:42 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: clintonh8r

His parents must have hated him...


27 posted on 03/26/2014 11:17:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kcvl

What a great name...Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow


28 posted on 03/26/2014 11:26:56 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: kcvl
Federal law enforcement officials have been chasing Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow for decades, branding him one of the longtime Bay Area leaders of a Hong Kong-based criminal syndicate called the Wo Hop To.

If you hadn't provided a link I'da accused you of making that up... ;-)

29 posted on 03/26/2014 11:30:53 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BubbaJunebug

Dan Lieberman, Yee’s press secretary, told The Times his office would not comment on the FBI raids, which were reportedly linked to the arrest Wednesday morning of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow.

Representatives for the U.S. attorney’s office could not immediately be reached.

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr described the raids to KCBS as “massive.”

“Hundreds of officers are involved in this,” he said.

KGO-TV in San Francisco reported Yee was arrested.

Among the locations being searched by authorities Wednesday was the Ghee Kung Tong Supreme Lodge belonging to the Chinese Freemasons on Spofford Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. An FBI evidence response team also searched a building in the 1700 block of Hyde Street.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-state-sen-leland-yee-detained-20140326,0,1886696.story#ixzz2x5y4ueDE


30 posted on 03/26/2014 11:37:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Fresh Wind

lol


31 posted on 03/26/2014 11:38:57 AM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: Billthedrill

LOL...

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, born Kwok Cheung (Chinese) in once a member of the American branch of the Hong Kong-based triad Wo Hop To. Before his association with Wo Hop To, he was a member of the Hop Sing Boys, a San Francisco Chinatown street gang.

First convicted in 1978 for robbery in Chinatown, San Francisco. Chow received 11 years of which he did 7 years and 4 months. He was released in 1985. In 1986 Chow was charged with 28 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, mayhem, ex con with fire arms. He served 3 years in prison and was released in 1989. In 1992 Chow was arrested for racketeering, later separated into two separate trials. The first was for illegal gun sales and the second was for male prostitution, drugs and money laundering. Convicted in 1995, Chow was sentenced to 24 years. When Peter Chong was captured, Chow turned snitch and cooperated with authorities, testifying against his former boss. In 1996 Chow was tried again for racketeering, but the indictment was dismissed.

As a condition of his release, Raymond Chow surrendered his visa. He requested witness protection but his request was denied by the prosecuting attorney. Raymond Chow is required to wear a tracking device. Raymond Chow is currently a member of Hung Moon Ghee Kong Tong, a fraternal association in San Francisco sometimes referred to as the Chinese Freemasons.

2014 arrest

On March 26, 2014, Raymond Chow was arrested during an FBI raid in connection with an investigation into official corruption by State Senator Leland Yee.


32 posted on 03/26/2014 11:40:31 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Uh...so lemme get this straight. Kwok Cheung, AKA "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a member of Wo Hop To, former member of the Hop Sing Boys, snitched on Chong and is currently in the Hung Moon Ghee Kong Tong. Got it.

My brain hurts.

33 posted on 03/26/2014 11:50:08 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BubbaJunebug

Raymond ”Shrimp Boy” Chow, birth name is Kwok Cheung

Raymond Chow grandmother gave him the nickname Shrimp Boy due to his small size.

Peter Chong was sent from Hong Kong to the United States by the Wo Hop To Triad to dominate all the underworld Asian Chinatown gangs, starting with San Francisco, Ca. Peter Chong needed muscle so he recruited Raymond Chow making him the 2nd highest ranking in the USA Wo Hop Toe division. After the murder of Danny Wong in 1991, the remaining members of the Wah Ching was forced out the Bay Area and fled to Los Angeles, CA. The Wo Hop To took control over all criminal activity in SF Chinatown. Peter Chong and Raymond Chow had plans to form an umbrella organization called Tien HaWui (“Whole Earth Association”).

Raymond Chow recently completed his unpublished memoirs and presently speaking with several Hollywood producers and publishers regarding his upcoming publication and motion picture projects.

Raymond Chow, who acquaintances call Shrimp Boy, says he confronted Mr. Hsu in 1990 on behalf of friends who had invested in the glove business. Mr. Chow -- who stands 5-foot-4, is heavily muscled, and has a dragon tattoo on his torso -- says that at that time he was an enforcer for the Hop Sing Tong, an association that prosecutors have said was involved in crimes ranging from prostitution to heroin trafficking.

34 posted on 03/26/2014 11:50:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Billthedrill

Uh...I guess!


35 posted on 03/26/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: no-to-illegals

Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested and accused Wednesday of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business with North Carolina’s largest city.

Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat, faces theft and bribery charges, U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said. Cannon was accused of soliciting and accepting more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes.

If convicted on all the charges, he faces 20 years in prison and more than $1 million in fines.

Cannon, a radio host and the owner of a parking management company, was elected mayor in November, replacing Anthony Foxx, who was named Transportation Secretary by President Barack Obama.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/charlotte-nc-mayor-facing-corruption-charges-23069100


36 posted on 03/26/2014 11:54:41 AM PDT by kcvl
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Cannon was also accused of accepting $12,500 from an undercover agent to help him develop a feminine hygiene product called “Hers” to be marketed and sold in the United States. In exchange, Cannon offered to help the undercover agent — posing as a business manager for a venture capital company — get the necessary permits to open a nightclub.

During the meeting, an undercover agent told Cannon: “You know, again whatever you can do to get our application moved up towards the top, uh, business license and things like that, that we need.”

According to the complaint, Cannon responded: “Yeah, not a problem.”

Cannon later had a discussion with the undercover agent, apparently attempting to clarify to the mayor that the money was strictly seed money for the “Hers” product and not payment for his help in opening the nightclub. Cannon ended the conversation by saying he looked good “in an orange necktie, but not an orange suit,” according to the complaint.

When the agent set up two later meetings to discuss the money and give Cannon an opportunity to return it, Cannon failed to show up, the complaint said.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/charlotte-nc-mayor-facing-corruption-charges-23069100


37 posted on 03/26/2014 11:55:51 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: crazydad

Big time, wets his own pants gun grabber he is.


38 posted on 03/26/2014 11:56:55 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: downtownconservative
Glaringly missing from this piece was any mention of Yee’s political affiliation. Guess from the the charges, one must assume DEMoCRAT.

Good guess. [You must be psychotic psychic.] :=) You won't find any mention of a political party until about 13 paragraphs into the article. Even then, it doesn't specifically state that Yee himself is a democrat.

From the article:

Democratic officials expressed shock at the development. California Democratic Party chair John Burton said he was completely unaware of the law enforcement move, and knew nothing about it.

39 posted on 03/26/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT by Bob
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To: no-to-illegals

No mention of the crooked mayor Patrick Cannon being a Democrat in that article either.


40 posted on 03/26/2014 12:14:19 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: kcvl
“Raymond ”Shrimp Boy” Chow, birth name is Kwok Cheung”

This gangster is right out of a episode of Hawaii 50

41 posted on 03/26/2014 12:35:26 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: VeniVidiVici

“No mention of the crooked mayor Patrick Cannon being a Democrat in that article either”

The real question is why that POS Holder didn’t shut down these investigations? My guess is so he can say he takes corruption seriously, but of course goes after the small fish while scum like Dingy Harry scate.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 12:37:45 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: SZonian

I thought so, and the idiots in his District will still side with him...


43 posted on 03/26/2014 12:47:34 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: pugmama

We oh Yee oh

Wizard of Oz


44 posted on 03/26/2014 1:08:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: pugmama

Maybe now we’ll learn the “ancient Chinese secret”.


45 posted on 03/27/2014 9:02:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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