State Senator Leland Yee, a Democrat representing San Francisco and San Mateo, was arrested and appeared in federal court yesterday in connection with charges that he was involved in trafficking in firearms with organized crime and scheming to defraud citizens of honest services.
One of his alleged co-conspirators is Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a notorious Chinatown gangster. I heard on the radio that “Shrimp Boy” also ran prostitution rings years ago. Evidently Mr. Yee is the third Democrat in the state legislature who has been arrested on corruption this year. Until today, Mr. Yee was running to become the California Secretary of State and previously ran for mayor of San Francisco in 2011.
According to this on Mr. Yee’s Facebook page, last year he “partnered with Catholic Charities” to help with “childhood arrivals” in immigration.
Mr. Yee was/is an outspoken advocate for gun control measures, including the outright banning of “assault rifles” in the state. If the charges against him are true, I guess now we know why.