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