Senator Leland Yee
faces major problems ahead,
public trust and his own alleged complicity.
KCRA Sacramento, 3/26/14, 8:47 AM (includes 4:11 minute video).  "FBI agents raid Senator Leland Yee's Capital office.  Yee is a candidate for Secretary of State."

"SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —FBI agents are currently raiding the Capitol office of State Sen. Leland Yee, who was arrested on bribery and corruption charges Wednesday morning, according to NBC Bay Area.

KCRA's Leticia Ordaz reported that FBI agents were inside Yee's office at the state Capitol, taking computers and other documents.

The FBI confirmed that it conducted raids at homes and businesses in the Bay Area and Sacramento Wednesday morning, where multiple search warrants were issued and arrests were made.  California Highway Patrol officers and the sergeant at arms are currently stationed outside Yee's office at the state Capitol.  Yee, a Democrat, represents District 8 in the Bay Area. He is a candidate for Secretary of State, according to his website." 

Update (the story): Sacramento Bee/Laurel Rosenhall and Jeremy B. White, 3/27/14, "FBI:  California Senator Leland Yee too bribes, trafficked guns." San Francisco Chronicle/Bob Egelko, 3/28/14, "The 'pay-to-play' law that snagged CA Senator Leland Yee." San Francisco Chronicle/Will Kane and Vivian Ho, 3/28/14, "Leland Yee quits Secretary of State race."

(Legislation suspension)  San Jose Mercury News/Jessica Calefati and Josh Richman, 3/28/14, "State Senate votes 28-1 to suspend Yee, Calderon and Wright."  

Note:  photograph from Los Angeles Times.

Posted by Kathy Meeh