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Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe
LA Slimes ^ | 3/26/2014 | Staff

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.

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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.

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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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TOPICS: Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; atf; baldwinhills; banglist; california; chinatown; corruption; fastandfurious; fbi; gungrabbers; keithjackson; lelandyee; montebello; ntsa; raymondchow; rodwright; roncalderon; sacramento; sanfrancisco; shrimpboy; traitors
Friggin' Democrat hypocrite (but I repeat myself)
1 posted on 03/26/2014 6:32:21 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

From a related story on this

“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.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137730/posts?page=11#11


2 posted on 03/26/2014 6:37:18 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: bkopto

This guy is one of three Democrat public officials today 2 arrested one investigated for child porn and forced from office.

Other two:

Mayor of Charlotte, NC
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/26/mayor-charlotte-arrested-on-public-corruption-charges/?intcmp=trending

Keith Farnham, who is being investigated for child porn and quit his job ahead of likely arrest

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-federal-agents-search-elgin-lawmakers-home-office-20140314,0,2185911.story

Just wanted to mention that.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: All

can you just imagine the level of criminality you have to reach for a democratic politician to be charged with a crime?


4 posted on 03/26/2014 6:45:02 PM PDT by willywill
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To: bkopto
It's a good day when a POS like Yee gets exposed, typical effing democrat, except Yee got caught. He must have pissed off some higher up.
5 posted on 03/26/2014 6:48:26 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: willywill

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.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 6:49:55 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: bkopto

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.’


7 posted on 03/26/2014 6:50:07 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bkopto

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.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 6:51:19 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: bkopto

When criminals get into office, they pass laws making it easier for other criminals to operate.


9 posted on 03/26/2014 6:51:36 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: bkopto

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


10 posted on 03/26/2014 6:52:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bkopto

Yee is the guy that wanted to ban the bullet button.

http://youtu.be/zjS6cruqrx8


11 posted on 03/26/2014 6:55:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bkopto

No buy pancake? You buy velly good machine-gun?

12 posted on 03/26/2014 6:56:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; All

Notice that the BATFE is nowhere mentioned.

At least not anywhere that I have seen so far.


13 posted on 03/26/2014 6:57:27 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: bkopto

his opposing positions on firearms make him the PERFECT democrack Poster Boy....right there alongside tricky ricky holder


14 posted on 03/26/2014 6:59:40 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: marktwain

They are too busy leading raids on the wrong house.


15 posted on 03/26/2014 6:59:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: marktwain
Notice that the BATFE is nowhere mentioned.

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!

16 posted on 03/26/2014 7:08:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: smokingfrog

What we need are laws in this country prohibiting the private ownership of shoulder fired missiles........


17 posted on 03/26/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bkopto

Here is the complaint

http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/complaint_affidavit_14-70421-nc.pdf


18 posted on 03/26/2014 7:19:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: bkopto

Yee has been one of the worst anti-gun punks in the California legislature, and that’s saying something.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 7:21:36 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: marktwain

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.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 7:21:56 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bkopto

I have to say I’m confused. Yee gets arrested for gun trafficking but Holder gets a pass on FAST AND FURIOUS.


21 posted on 03/26/2014 7:27:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: BeadCounter

He mentioned Yee today as being the one who wanted him banned because he mimicked a Chinese official.


22 posted on 03/26/2014 7:28:13 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: bkopto

Here is the complaint

http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/complaint_affidavit_14-70421-nc.pdf


23 posted on 03/26/2014 7:29:59 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Enterprise

Thanks for the note!


24 posted on 03/26/2014 7:31:36 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
shocked it actually says D next to his name

Wow, that is strange.

One from San Fransicko.

25 posted on 03/26/2014 7:47:18 PM PDT by alrea
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To: bkopto

Legalize drugs and abortion to prevent black markets... but that idea stops with selling guns for those who do not practice these two vice I guess.

People are retarded.


26 posted on 03/26/2014 8:07:39 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: bkopto

Wow! The FBI is going after actual criminals? And Democrat criminals! That’s the icing on the cake.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 4:21:13 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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