Undercover FBI Agent Reveals Senator Leland Yee’s Alleged Ties to Gun Traffickers, Muslim Rebels, And Russian Arms Suppliers In Federal Case
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An undercover FBI agent known as “UCE 4599″ in the federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday reveals 137 pages of evidence in a years-long investigation leading to the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee on charges related to alleged roles in money laundering, arms dealing, and his close associations with suspects in a murder for hire plot.
The entire document details the alleged crimes of at least 26 people, including the state senator.
READ THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATION: Federal Criminal Complaint
Pages 82 through 85 detail in great depth what may be the most damning charges, involving setting up an arms deal in exchange for funds to guarantee Yee wins his upcoming election to be California’s secretary of state. The deal would have allegedly involved an associate who had also been the source of firearms supplied to Muslim rebels in the Philippines.
Later, in Page 95, the agent reveals more about the senator’s life, and possible emotional motivators in his alleged criminal dealings.