Skip to comments.Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe
Posted on 03/26/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by bkopto
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors.
The charges sent shock waves through the San Francisco and Sacramento political establishments, as FBI agents searched Yee's Capitol office. Last year the FBI raided the offices of Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who was targeted in a bribery sting.
The indictment alleges Yee and Jackson defrauded "citizens of honest services" and were involved in a scheme to traffic firearms in exchange for thousands in campaign donations to the senator.
The gun charges go against Yee's stand as a gun control advocate.
In 2006, Yee was named to the Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll by the Brady Campaign for his efforts that included co-authoring a first-in-the-nation bill to require new semiautomatic handguns be equipped with ballistics identification technology known as micro-stamping.
In 2013, he stood with law enforcement officials and then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to propose a bill that would regulate assault weapons.
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“Yee discussed helping the agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.”
This guy is one of three Democrat public officials today 2 arrested one investigated for child porn and forced from office.
Keith Farnham, who is being investigated for child porn and quit his job ahead of likely arrest
Just wanted to mention that.
can you just imagine the level of criminality you have to reach for a democratic politician to be charged with a crime?
The Marxists are putting pressure on their own guys — the ones who might squeal and inform on Obama after the Arpaio press conference.
This way, the Marxists control which department (FBI or whatever) brings charges and who the prosecutor(s) will be.
If they wait until Holder is removed, they can’t rig things as strongly.
The agent told Yee and Jackson he wanted any type of shoulder-fired weapons or missiles, the affidavit says; Yee asked whether he wanted automatic weapons, and the agent confirmed he did — about $500,000 to $2.5 million worth. Yee told the agent “he saw their relationship as tremendously beneficial,” the affidavit says, adding he wanted the agent and Jackson to make all the money because he didn’t want to go to jail. The agent replied he would pay Yee and Jackson hundreds of thousands of dollars over time, and more immediately would pay $100,000 for the first arms deal. “Senator Yee said ‘Alright, take care.’
Did Limbaugh mention Yee today? Today (or yesterday), he spoke something about the legislator that criticized him for doing his Chinese dialect routine. May well have been Yee.
When criminals get into office, they pass laws making it easier for other criminals to operate.
Im shocked it actually says D next to his name, now imagine if this guy were a Republican it would be in HUGE letters..REPUBLICAN CHARGED WITH TRAFFICKING
Yee is the guy that wanted to ban the bullet button.
No buy pancake? You buy velly good machine-gun?
Notice that the BATFE is nowhere mentioned.
At least not anywhere that I have seen so far.
his opposing positions on firearms make him the PERFECT democrack Poster Boy....right there alongside tricky ricky holder
They are too busy leading raids on the wrong house.
At least not anywhere that I have seen so far.
I'm sure they were pissed over the competition, the BATFE works hard to be the number one illegal arms trafficker!
What we need are laws in this country prohibiting the private ownership of shoulder fired missiles........
Here is the complaint
Yee has been one of the worst anti-gun punks in the California legislature, and that’s saying something.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Where do you think Yee was planning on getting the weapons? Just kidding. This is another example of the alphabet soup agencies having overlapping responsibilities. FBI is responsible for corruption cases, BATFE does guns, if the guns come in from foreign (likely with Yee’s Chinese mob connections) then ICE gets involved.
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