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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)

Leland Yee Receives Nearly 300,000 Votes In Primary Despite Corruption Charges

More than two months after being charged in a federal corruption case, suspended State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) received more than 200,000 votes for Secretary of State in Tuesday’s primary election.

06/03/2014

Free Shrimp Boy T-shirt

Lawyers For Raymond Chow Hold ‘Free Shrimp Boy’ Fundraiser To Raise Money For Defense

Supporters of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, an reputed Chinatown gangster accused in a corruption scandal involving State Sen. Leland Yee, raised money for his defense at a fundraiser Friday night.

05/24/2014

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 Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other Scandals

State senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature’s image.

04/23/2014

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

Leland Yee Case: Couple Accused Of Money Laundering With ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Granted Bail

An Oakland woman described by prosecutors as a “close associate” of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was granted release on $250,000 bail together with her husband in federal court in San Francisco on Friday while they await trial on two criminal charges.

04/18/2014

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.

04/15/2014

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)

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

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