Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco Thursday to plead not guilty to a new racketeering charge and 10 corruption and bribery counts in an expanded grand jury indictment.
A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was targeted, but never charged, by the FBI in the same sting operation involving Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and state Sen. Leland Yee, according to sources in the mayor’s office. KCBS, KPIX5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that undercover agents donated to Lee’s campaign.
A hearing for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a Chinatown association leader accused of money laundering and plotting to sell stolen goods, has been delayed until August 7, according to his attorney, Tony Serra.
Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a Chinatown association leader accused of money laundering and plotting to sell stolen goods, returns to a San Francisco courtroom Thursday morning.
His attorney, Tony Serra, said he was “depressed” by the decision, which he said was based on unsubstantiated claims by the prosecution, and said he plans to appeal.
Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a Chinatown association leader accused of money laundering and plotting to sell stolen goods, asked a federal magistrate in San Francisco on Thursday to grant him release on bail.
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.
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.
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.