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.
Keith Jackson has been described by the FBI as a central figure in the corruption scandal involving State Sen. Leland Yee. But the more we looked into his background, the less we found.
In the world capital of social media, where suspected felon and State Senator Leland Yee governs a district incorporating offices of Twitter and satellite offices of Facebook, it’s no surprise that social media is exploding with the #LelandYee discussion, adding nuance and depth to an already riveting plot line.
So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The separate investigations culminated Wednesday in the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges that roiled the capital, leading one of Yee’s opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a “corrupt institution.”
Democratic State Senator Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday morning in a series of federal raids in the Bay Area and Sacramento targeting an alleged corruption conspiracy involving arms trafficking and campaign fraud to fund his campaign for Secretary of State.
At a news conference Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento warned that fellow Democrats will immediately suspend the San Francisco Democrat unless he steps down.
On Wednesday, there is widespread shock about Leland Yee’s arrest, and how much he may have been hiding.
Undercover FBI Agent Reveals Senator Leland Yee’s Alleged Ties to Gun Traffickers, Muslim Rebels, And Russian Arms Suppliers In Federal Case
An undercover FBI agent known as “UCE 4599″ in the federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday reveals 137 pages of evidence in a years-long investigation leading to the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee on charges related his alleged roles in money laundering, arms dealing, and his close association with suspects in a murder for hire plot.