The federal complaint was filed March 24 and unsealed Wednesday alleges Sen. Yee was engaged in soliciting illegal campaign donations in exchange for political favors and was involved in a conspiracy to traffic firearms from Russia.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — 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 election to Secretary of
Federal agents arrested Lee at his home in San Francisco Wednesday
morning and he was driven to the federal courthouse while his offices in
Sacramento were raided.
Also arrested in the raid was 54-year-old Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a former Chinatown gangster who
currently heads the Chee Kung Tong masonic organization in San
Francisco commonly referred to as the Chinese Freemasons. Agents
Wednesday also raided a San Francisco Chinatown building at 36 Spofford
St. which houses the Chee Kong Tong. (Continues)