Former elected officials Yee, Jackson, two others sentenced in political corruption case

Former state Sen. Leland Yee was sentenced by a federal judge in San Francisco Feb. 24 to five years in prison for his political corruption conviction. Yee’s campaign fundraiser, political consultant and former school board president Keith Jackson was also sentenced today to nine years in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer. Yee, 67, […]

Yee pleads guilty and admits accepting $34,600 in bribes

Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco July 1 to one count of participating in a racketeering conspiracy to accept campaign contributions as bribes for political favors. Yee, 67, a Democrat who formerly represented western San Francisco and most of San Mateo County, entered the plea to one count […]

Yee pleads not guilty to revised indictment with new charges

Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco Feb. 5 to a revised indictment that adds two money-laundering conspiracy counts to existing charges of corruption and plotting to smuggle weapons from the Philippines. Yee, D-San Francisco/San Mateo, is due to go on trial along with three other men in […]

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