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Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

‘Shrimp Boy’ Pleads Not Guilty In SF’s Wide-Ranging Conspiracy Case

Two key defendants in the wide-ranging conspiracy case involving politics, cash and guns entered pleas in federal court Tuesday. Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty to all charges including money laundering.

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California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Leland Yee, Shrimp Boy, Other Defendants Back In Court; Racketeering Charges Likely To Be Added

Suspended State Senator Leland Yee, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and a list of 27 other defendants in a government case were back in court on Friday. Federal prosecutors say more charges and defendants are expected to be added to the case.

04/11/2014

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow’s Attorney Proclaims Client’s Innocence At Press Conference

Attorneys for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an admitted San Francisco gang leader implicated in a federal indictment that also includes state Sen. Leland Yee, argued Thursday that Chow is a changed man since his release from prison a decade ago and has committed no new crimes.

04/10/2014

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. (CBS)

Ex-San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew Begins County Jail Sentence For Corruption

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is back in jail Thursday afternoon after surrendering for a 60-day term behind bars for a perjury charge connected with a public corruption case.

04/10/2014

The 'Free Yee' t-shirt design and image of the shirts being made. (Sonja Trauss)

Corruption Scandal Inspires ‘Free Yee’ T-Shirts In San Francisco’s Mission District

Some street peddlers in San Francisco’s Mission District have taken advantage of the corruption scandal involving State Sen. Leland Yee by selling “Free Yee” T-Shirts.

04/09/2014

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

New High-Profile Lawyer For Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Slams Government’s Case

The new, high-profile attorney in the corruption scandal that snared Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and State Sen. Leland Yee did not mince words when he criticized the government’s case.

04/08/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Leland Yee, Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to seven public corruption charges and one arms-trafficking charge lodged against him in a grand jury indictment last week.

04/08/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

State Senate Erases Websites Of Leland Yee, Other Suspended Lawmakers

The Senate removed pictures, video clips and legislative archives over the weekend involving Democratic Sens. Rod Wright of Los Angeles, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Leland Yee of San Francisco.

04/07/2014

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

State Sen. Yee, ‘Shrimp Boy,’ Keith Jackson, Others Formally Indicted In Corruption Case

A federal grand jury delivered an indictment in the Leland Yee political corruption case Friday, naming the suspended state senator and 28 other people on 50 different counts.

04/04/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers Amid Leland Yee Scandal

A Republican candidate for California attorney general said Friday that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

04/04/2014

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