SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) _ New charges were filed Friday in federal court against suspended California state Senator Leland Yee, Chinatown association leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and 27 additional defendants.
A revised grand jury indictment contains a total of 228 charges against the various defendants including new racketeering charges against Yee and Chow.READ MORE: KPIX Reporters Remember Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 'Just the Kindest Man'
Yee and former San Francisco School Board President Keith Jackson are accused of racketeering by soliciting bribes and campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
Chow, Jackson and 15 additional defendants are charged with racketeering in connection with running drugs, selling guns, money laundering and buying stolen property.
The racketeering counts carry a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison.MORE NEWS: Burlingame Shoppers Show Up for Small Business Saturday
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