Organized Crime

420 MD medical marijuana clinic. (CBS)

Bay Area Medical Marijuana Clinics Allegedly Run By Organized Criminal Enterprise Still Running

Seven suspects, including two doctors, have been charged so far. Despite the serious criminal allegations, we found the operation hasn’t slowed down.

03/17/2015

420 MD medical marijuana clinic. (CBS)

Prosecutors Allege Organized Crime Running Chain Of Northern California Medical Marijuana Clinics

The 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.

02/12/2015

San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood. (CBS)

Long Before Leland Yee Arrest, San Francisco’s Chinatown Has Storied History Of Gang Activity

Author 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.

03/27/2014

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 Arrest Makes 3 Scandals In 3 Months For California State Senate Democrats

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.”

03/27/2014

Leland Yee arrives at the San Francisco Federal Building in custody. (CBS)

State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested, Accused In Conspiracy Involving Arms Trafficking, Campaign Fraud

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.

03/26/2014

California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg speaks during a session of the California State Senate. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Senate Leader Calls For Leland Yee To Resign Over Corruption Indictments

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.

03/26/2014

Leland Yee

Leland Yee Corruption Indictment Stuns Lawmakers

On Wednesday, there is widespread shock about Leland Yee’s arrest, and how much he may have been hiding.

03/26/2014

The National Lodge is one of three hotels sued by Oakland over prostitution claims. (CBS)

Judge Shuts Prostitution-Plagued Oakland Motels

A 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.

06/01/2012

Artichoke Joe's, casino, card club, raid, police

Raided Bay Area Gambling Halls Settle With Regulators

Two Bay Area gambling halls caught up in a multiyear criminal racketeering investigation have reached a settlement with state regulators.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/24/2011

Alameda Man Charged After Raid Of Gambling Clubs

The 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.

CBS San Francisco–03/09/2011

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