San Francisco, CA — Last year, San Francisco Democratic Senator Leland Yee was arrested and charged for multiple acts of corruption. The allegations against him ranged from public corruption to running guns.
The hypocrisy involved in these charges was shocking as Yee was one of the state’s strongest advocates for gun control. However, on the large scale scope of the state, this fraud is to be expected.
In March of 2014, Yee, 65, was seized at his home during a string of FBI raids.
Among other charges of bribery and extortion, Yee was also accused of offering to broker a major weapons sale between a gun dealer and an undercover agent claiming to be a member of the New Jersey mob in exchange for campaign donations.
“Do I think we can make some money? I think we can make some money,” the senator said, according to the complaint. “Do I think we can get the goods? I think we can get the goods.”
The fact that one of the most staunch anti-gun politicians in the US was caught trying to run guns to the mafia speaks volumes as to the level of corruption within the US political ranks.
On Wednesday, over a year after the allegations, Yee pleaded guilty in a courtroom after taking an oath before US District Judge, Charles R. Breyer.
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