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California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Leland Yee, Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to seven public corruption charges and one arms-trafficking charge lodged against him in a grand jury indictment last week.

04/08/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Yee’s Suspension Leaves Fate Of 17 Bills In Doubt

Last week’s suspension of State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the fate of 17 bills pending in California’s Legislature in doubt.

04/02/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Yee, “Shrimp Boy” Chow Obtain New Lawyers In Corruption, Gun-Trafficking Scandal

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has chosen a new lawyer to defend him against federal public corruption and gun trafficking charges.

04/02/2014

California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee reviews his ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislators Tip FBI To Additional Office Of Leland Yee In Sacramento

FBI agents on Tuesday searched a legislative office belonging to state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who was arrested and charged last week as part of a wider federal investigation into criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

04/01/2014

California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee reviews his ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Arrest Of Democrat State Senator Leland Yee Throws Party Leaders Another Curveball

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.

03/26/2014

California State Senator Ron Calderon, D-Los Angeles County. (California State Senate)

Phil Matier: Time Running Out For State Sen. Ron Calderon

The clock appears to be ticking for State Sen. Ron Calderon as his democratic colleagues are giving him just one week to resign—or risk being suspended—after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.

02/25/2014

(l-r) Supervisors Mark Farrell from District 2, Scott Wiener from District 8 and Jane Kim from District 6 are sworn in at a San Francisco City Hall, January 8, 2011.

Bill Would Force SF New Property Owners To Hold Buildings For 5 Years Before Evictions

A San Francisco state senator is introducing a bill on Monday where new property buyers in the city would be forced to own their buildings for five years before they could evict renters.

02/24/2014

Everett Basham

Court Documents Reveal Details Of Alleged Threat To State Sen. Yee

A man charged with threatening a California state senator allegedly boasted in an email that he could use his sniper skills to assassinate the politician while hiding in Sacramento.

03/13/2013

A detail view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

California Bill Would Remove Tax Break For Boy Scouts Over Gay Exclusions

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow California to strip the tax exempt status from youth groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, if they have policies that exclude gay members.

02/20/2013

Everett Basham

Man Arrested For Leland Yee Death Threats Had Worked For Apple Co-Founder

The man arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threats against California State Senator Leland Yee had a reputation as a skilled engineer who had previously done work for Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak.

02/15/2013

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