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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)

State Sen. Yee, “Shrimp Boy” Chow Obtain New Lawyers In Corruption, Gun-Trafficking Scandal

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has chosen a new lawyer to defend him against federal public corruption and gun trafficking charges.

04/02/2014

Political consultant and former San Francisco School Board president Keith Jackson. (CBS)

Attorney For Co-Defendant In Leland Yee Case Claims FBI ‘Trolling’ For Criminals

Former San Francisco school board president Keith Jackson made a court appearance Tuesday on charges related to suspended State Sen. Leland Yee that involve murder-for-hire.

04/01/2014

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)

Leland Yee, ‘Shrimp Boy’ Reach International Scandal Milestone With Taiwanese Animation Parody

Much has been made of the Holywood-like drama circling around the indictment of now-suspended State Senator Leland Yee, but it appears folks in Taiwan are way ahead of Tinseltown in getting the story on screen.

03/28/2014

Leland Yee (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Leland Yee, 2 Other Democrats Suspended From State Senate With Pay

The leader of the California Senate voted to suspend all three of their own members who are fighting criminal charges.

03/28/2014

AR-15 rifle with a "bullet button." (CBS)

Gun Control Advocates Say Leland Yee Arrest Is A Setback

Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.

03/27/2014

State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco.) (CBS)

Leland Yee Crusaded For Gun Control Before Indictment On Gun Charges

Before he was arrested and indicted on numerous federal charges Wednesday, including allegations of gun running, State Sen. Leland Yee was a major advocate for gun control and pushed to ban a device called a “bullet button.”

03/26/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Author Claims California Pot Crackdown Aimed To Distract From ‘Fast And Furious’

A Bay Area’s author’s new book claims that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder authorized raids against California pot dispensaries last year to create a distraction from the failed “Fast and Furious” gun sting operation.

08/14/2012