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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.