Hundreds Of Illegal Marijuana Grow Operations Sprout In Shadow Of Mount ShastaWhat's unfolding in Siskiyou County is an epic race between growers and the law to see who can get to the countless grow gardens first.
‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Associates Plead Guilty To Reduced ChargesFive associates of convicted murderer and former Chinatown tong leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco this week to reduced charges of organized-crime activities.
Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still RunningSeven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn't slowed down.
Prosecutors Allege Organized Crime Running Chain Of Northern California Medical Marijuana ClinicsThe alleged owner of a chain of medical marijuana clinics faces criminal charges in one of the first cases of its kind in the state. Prosecutors said it's a criminal enterprise, a prescription mill generating millions of dollars, with most of the money laundered and sent overseas.
Long Before Leland Yee Arrest, San Francisco’s Chinatown Has Storied History Of Gang ActivityAuthor Bill Lee, who wrote an expose on San Francisco's Chinatown, "Chinese Playground: A Memoir," said politics has often been tied to criminal activity in the past.
Leland Yee Arrest Makes 3 Scandals In 3 Months For California State Senate DemocratsSo 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."
State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested, Accused In Conspiracy Involving Arms Trafficking, Campaign FraudDemocratic 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.
State Senate Leader Calls For Leland Yee To Resign Over Corruption IndictmentsAt 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.
Leland Yee Corruption Indictment Stuns LawmakersOn Wednesday, there is widespread shock about Leland Yee’s arrest, and how much he may have been hiding.
Judge Shuts Prostitution-Plagued Oakland MotelsA judge has issued tentative rulings that shut down two Oakland motels that authorities say have been centers of prostitution and the sexual exploitation of minors.
Raided Bay Area Gambling Halls Settle With RegulatorsTwo Bay Area gambling halls caught up in a multiyear criminal racketeering investigation have reached a settlement with state regulators.
Alameda Man Charged After Raid Of Gambling ClubsThe gaming director of one of the two Bay Area gambling clubs raided last week has been charged with allegedly moving millions of dollars through his personal accounts.