Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday to one count of participating in a racketeering conspiracy to solicit campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.
The attorney for a man at the center of a federal racketeering and money laundering case involving former state senator Leland Yee says other politicians may be implicated.
The case against 29 defendants including suspended state Sen. Leland Yee and convicted Chinatown gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow will have to be split into smaller groups before the case can go to trial.
Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco Thursday to plead not guilty to a new racketeering charge and 10 corruption and bribery counts in an expanded grand jury indictment.
A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.
Suspended state Senator Leland Yee, along with Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and 27 other defendants, have had new charges filed against them in federal court Friday, including racketeering in a Chinatown probe-political scandal.
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.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Jose Wednesday unsealed a 41-count indictment against 27 members of the San Jose-based “Mexican Mafia” street gang the Sur Santos Pride on racketeering, murder, drug dealing, firearms and other charges.
A Norteño gang member has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to five life terms for an array of convictions, including the racketeering murders of three young men perceived as rival gang members in South San Francisco in 2010.
Fifteen of 19 defendants in a federal indictment charging gang-related crimes were arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on racketeering, conspiracy, murder and other charges.