Between Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow’s 2003 release from prison, and his arrest on federal charges Wednesday, Chow had billed himself as a reformed gangster who advocates on behalf of children, and received numerous awards and recognition from Bay Area lawmakers.
Taking a closer look at the influence of Chinese gangs, KCBS’ Stan Bunger and Holly Quan spoke with investigative journalist and author Gerald Posner, who wrote “Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret Societies–The New Mafia.”
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.
With Democrat State Senator Leland Yee now under arrest in a federal investigation, and two other state senators taking a leave of absence earlier in March, the problems for the majority party in the California growing in Sacramento and could have larger impacts.
The series of raids across the Bay Area on Wednesday which included the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee may be related to organized crime in the Chinese-American community in San Francisco.
State Senator Leland Yee’s arrest Wednesday opens an unexpected chapter in the career of an accomplished lawmaker who has previously been targeted by accusations of wrongdoing.
Authorities said they uprooted a significant criminal enterprise Tuesday when armed FBI and swat teams raided a home in East Oakland.
The FBI and IRS are executing search warrants at an Oakland charter school Wednesday evening, an FBI spokeswoman said.
The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature’s Latino caucus on Tuesday but would not disclose the reason for the investigation.
Federal agents and Salinas police were also able to rescue a young female victim at the man’s home.